Make the Switch to Healthier Fats ( Diabetes )
The ADA recommends that you replace part of your dietary fat, especially saturated fat, with healthier monounsaturated fats. These include olive oil, canola oil, or nuts. Keep in mind, these fats should replace saturated or polyunsaturated fat in your diet. They should not be added to your regular fat intake. In other words, don’t increase the total fat content of your meal plan.
Nuts can substitute for animal protein in recipes or be eaten in small servings as snacks. Garnish vegetables with slivered almonds, hazelnuts, or pine nuts instead of butter. Use nut butters (such as peanut, cashew, or almond butter) without partially hydrogenated oils. Avocados can be sliced and added to a sandwich of tomato, sprouts, or other vegetables. Prepare salad dressings or pastas with olive oil. Cook (sautÃ©, stir-fry, or broil) with small amounts of olive or canola oil. Canola oil is a monounsaturated fat that is less expensive than olive oil and lighter in taste. When you substitute liquid oil for solid shortening in a recipe, use 1/4 less.