Great Cooking Techniques for Healthy Eating

Published: 19/12/2012

The New Year is a perfect time to start eating healthier and trying new cooking techniques such as mixing, steaming and pressure cooking

After the indulgent Christmas holidays, most of us will be resolving to eat a healthier diet in the New Year. What we sometimes don’t realise, however, is how simple it is to cook nutritional, healthy dishes which are just as delicious and substantial as their calorific cousins. All is required is a few changes in basic cooking techniques to cut the level of fat in food such as meat and vegetables.

Did you know that each tablespoon of oil that is used for frying ads an extra 100 calories to your food? Fat calories should make up no more than 20-35% of your total daily allowance– that’s 400-700 of a 2,000 calorie diet. By switching to techniques that involve using a food steamer or pressure cooker, you can successfully cut your calorie intake with minimum effort required. This article will aim to educate you on cooking methods that will capture the flavour of your food and retain its nutrients without adding excess fat.

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