5 Tips to Cut Down on Fat
Cutting down on fat doesn’t have to mean giving up your favorite foods.
Healthy, fat free eating is not as hard as you think. The trick is to avoid ‘hidden’ fats in processed or convenience foods and find new ways to cook those recipes you love.
Here are some tips to help you cut down on fat.
- Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and legumes. These foods are fat free, high in fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals.
- Opt for low-fat snacks. A healthy option is fresh fruit. Most cakes, biscuits and pastries contain a great deal of fat.
- Try new ways to cook ‘fat free’. Steam, bake, grill, braise, boil your foods instead of sauteing or deep-frying.
- Use oil or butter sparingly. Buy non-stick cookware, grease pans with cooking spray and apply oil or butter directly to the food with a pastry brush instead of adding it to the pan.
- Cook in liquid instead of oil. Depending on the recipe, you could use chicken or beef stock, red or white wine, lemon juice, fruit juice, vinegar or even plain water.
We Care About your Health
At Green Cottage, we care about the health and well-being of our guests, as well as our environment.
If anyone has their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the culinary world, it’s our chefs. We are always on the search for the freshest, most delicious ingredients when they’re cooking in the kitchen. We are also looking for healthy ways to cook your food.
For example, we listened to the researchers, who presented their findings at the American Institute for Cancer Research Annual Research Conference, found the best way to cook the vegetable is to steam it for three to four minutes. We steam your vegetable for three to four minutes until it turns a bright green color which would enhance its cancer-fighting compounds. Then we grill your vegetables over charcoal with Mediterranean spices and olive oil.