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Healthy Cooking

Healthy cooking and following a healthy eating plan can reduce the affects of chronic diseases such as heart disease. Try these healthy cooking tips:

  • Go easy on fat, sugar, and salt in preparing foods. For example, make Oven Crispy Chicken  instead of fried chicken or make Baked Cod with Cheese  instead of fried fish.  You donít have to leave out all the fat, sugar, or salt - just limit the amount you use.
  • Flavor foods with herbs, spices, and other lowfat seasonings instead of using rich sauces and gravy.
  • Remove skin from poultry before cooking to lower the fat content.
  • Cook ahead and freeze portions to have healthy and easy meals on hand for days when you do not feel like cooking.
  • Keep frozen or canned vegetables, beans, and fruits on hand for quick and healthy additions to meals. Rinse canned veggies and beans under cold running water to lower their salt content.
  • If you use canned fruit choose fruit canned in juice or light syrup.

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