Low fat recipes are NOT difficult to
prepare and cook. In fact, low fat recipes are simple
to prepare if you know which ingredients to use, and
which ingredients to stay away from.
For example, everyone knows butter and
margarine are high in fat - why not replace with low
fat spreads or polyunsaturated margarine?
Low fat recipes won't take more time
to prepare than any other types of recipes either.
They're just as simple, and low fat recipes are an
important foundation to healthy cooking, healthy eating,
and a healthy lifestyle.
Simple fat knowledge: the fats in food
are made up of blocks of fatty acids and glycerol.
The fatty acids are chains of carbon atoms, and the
type of fat is determined by how these chains link
together. There are three types of fat: saturated,
polyunsaturated, and monounsaturated fats, and all
three are present in the foods we eat. See my Fat
Facts page for more details about the different
types of fats.
Fats are a concentrated source of energy.
The daily intake of fat shouldn't exceed 30% of total
calories. So, for an average daily intake of 2,000
calories, only 600 should come from fat.
For a lowfat diet, you can easily to
cut down the most common sources of fat - such as:
butter, cheese, cream, full fat milk, fatty meats,
That's not to say that you should completely
avoid these types of foods. That would just be unconscionable.
Go ahead and splurge sometimes - cooking low fat recipes
regularly will allow you to do so without your food
boring you out of your mind. Low fat cooking recipes
can be just as tasty as the 'fatty' dishes!
Low fat recipes don't have to be boring
and tasteless. Spice up your diet and meals. Click
here to discover the best kept secrets and low fat
recipes of Chinese vegetarian cooking.
Reduce fat and prepare low fat recipes
is easy - when you know what ingredients to use. For
tips on how to reduce fat see my Reduce
Fat Tips page here.