Top Tips: Healthy Cooking

Keeping it ‘clean’ in the kitchen
ByJasmine BandaliTuesday , 02 September 2014
Top Tips: Healthy Cooking

DO
Swap butter or oil for a little vegetable stock when it comes to sautéing your vegetables – you’ll save on calories and add more flavour

DO 
Make a weekly food plan and prepare food in advance. Trying to create something under pressure is annoying and the time your brain is most likely to go blank. If you wait until you’re ravenous to get up and make something, you’ll grab the nearest thing, which will undoubtedly be a ‘naughty’ food

DON’T
Think all fats are bad. Saturated fats aren’t good for you; found in foods like cheese and red meat, but the consumption of unsaturated fats found in foods like avocados, coconuts, salmon and nuts are essential for survival. Try and incorporate these into your weekly menu for a balanced approach to your meals

DON’T
Be fooled into thinking frozen vegetables and fruit aren’t as good for you as fresh variety. Because they’re flash frozen in their prime, they can actually be healthier for you than the produce that sits around on the shop floor for a while, losing valuable nutrients. Just don’t cook them to death!

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