Preparing Low Fat Dinners: Step by Step

If you want to develop healthier eating habits, you need to know what to eat. I’ll be straightforward. Learning to select the right foods is the easy part. There’s a few tips that you can use to prepare simple yet delicious low fat dinners. Because in the end, if what you cook is tasteless, you won’t be able to keep your new eating resolutions.

I don’t know what ingredients to use in my low fat cooking
If you are like many others, you may well be totally lost with all the nutrition information that you are bombarded with these days. People talk about organic food, raw food, food with special enzymes, supplements, etc. This can be quite confusing. I wanted to simplify all these complicated notions for you. Let’s quickly look at what ingredient you can include in your healthy low fat recipes.

All vegetables were not created equal. Broccoli is by far one of the most nutritious vegetables you can find. It also is a good option to start learning to cook with bean spouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, radish. lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, squash, etc. Vegetables should always take half of your plate.

Eat fruits, eat some more, and then some more. Fruits are great as desserts and breakfast. Add some yogurt and oatmeal on top and enjoy. Think about adding more to your healthy low fat recipes. Think about apple, blueberry, grapefruit, orange, peach, pear, raspberry, strawberry, etc.

Meat and Poultry
Always try to look for lean cuts of meat. Your best choices will always be turkey and chicken.

Dairy Products
Egg white, skimmed milk, margarine, etc. That’s straightforward.

Fish & Seafood
Fish and seafood are low fat. Most of them provide good fat with omega 3. You can enjoy lobster, salmon, prawns, tuna, crab, etc.

What Should I Aim for when preparing Low Fat Dinners?
The answer to this question is quite simple: prepare healthy AND tasteful low fat recipes. Who wants to eat boring salads for the rest of her life? Not me. You want to be able to enjoy eating your healthy recipes. To do so, you will need to get yourself some “secret cooking weapons.”

You may think that this one is obvious. But some people (you maybe one of them) have repeatedly heard that salt was bad for their health. And this is pretty much true. However, studies show that the most important source of salt that we consume comes from processed food. The frozen dinners, the pizzas, the commercial dressings, etc. This means that you can (and should) add some salt to the recipes that you cook yourself. Otherwise, it won`t taste anything.

Chili peppers
You do not have to be a big fan of spicy food to add chili peppers to your low fat dinners. You may only want to add some at first to get used to it and learn when to use it. Try it out. It can make miracles. If you want an easy recipe, cook some onions and garlic with margarine for a few minutes and then add a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of soy sauce, some lemon juice, and chili peppers.

Balsamic Vinegar
I mentioned in a previous article how one could prepare a delicious salad dressing with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. This is a ridiculously simple salad dressing that you can use on baby spinach or plain lettuce. It also works extremely well with a tomato salad with cheese and parsley.

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