with efficient cooking methods are other strategies that can ensure low-fat
dishes. You can use the following strategies:
with replacing the meat in casseroles, soups, and stews with beans and tofu.
low-fat or nonfat dairy foods to replace cream in sauces.
poach, broil, grill, microwave, and bake rather than sauté or pan-fry food.
sautéing, replace butter with olive oil. But remember to measure the oil
and try using less than a recipe calls for because even though olive oil is
lower in saturated fat than butter, it still has calories.
gravies with a mixture of flour and cold water (rather than a mixture of
flour and fat); slowly add this mixture into the skimmed pan juices.
vegetables with herbs and spices, rather than high-fat butter and sauces. Some tasty combinations
include dill with steamed carrots, rosemary on boiled
potatoes, and vinegar on spinach.
low-fat flavor boosters include balsamic vinegar, sun-dried tomatoes, Dijon
mustard, Tabasco sauce, salsa, catsup, canned green chilies, and small amounts
of sesame and hot chili oils.