Health Tip: Get Creative in the Kitchen

By on March 15, 2011

Healthy cooking doesn’t have to be bland and boring. The American Heart Association offers these healthy cooking techniques to help you prepare delicious, heart-healthy meals:

  • Trim away fat from meat before you cook, and look for leaner cuts labeled as “select” or “choice.” Stay away from “prime” cuts.
  • Choose lean cuts of red meat and pork, such as those labeled “round” or “loin.” For poultry, opt for skinless white meat instead of dark meat.
  • For a recipe that calls for eggs, nix a whole egg in favor of two egg whites.
  • Use fat-free or low-fat cheeses, yogurt or milk in recipes.
  • For salad dressings and marinades, choose those with no or little fat.
  • Limit how much salt you use when you cook, and look for ingredients that are low in sodium.

Source: HealthDay

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