Healthy Kitchen Tips (Heart Health)
Sometimes you can add unnecessary fat and cholesterol to your diet without even realizing it. Unhealthy cooking techniques â€” cooking with too much butter or forgetting to trim meat â€” are usually to blame. Here’s some advice for keeping a healthy kitchen:
Bake, steam, roast, broil, stew, or boil instead of frying. This helps cut back on fat. Try these quick techniques: For crispy fish, roll in cornmeal and bake. For crispy chicken, remove the skin, dip in skim milk mixed with herbs and spices, then roll the chicken in breadcrumbs, cornflakes, or potato flakes, and bake.
Remove poultry skin before eating.
Use a nonstick pan with vegetable cooking oil spray or a small amount of liquid vegetable oil instead of lard, butter, shortening, or other fats that are solid at room temperature.
Trim visible fat before you cook meats.
Chill meat and poultry broth until fat becomes solid. Skim off the fat before using the broth. Use this skimmed broth to cook greens instead of fatback or salt pork.