Health Tip: Get Creative in the Kitchen03/15/11
(HealthDay News) -- 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"
- 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
- For salad dressings and marinades, choose those with no or
- Limit how much salt you use when you cook, and look for
ingredients that are low in sodium.
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