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Tomatoes

Available year round the ubiquitous tomato comes into its own in the summer. Find out how to choose tomatoes, store tomatoes and prepare tomatoes for all manner of dishes.

Asparagus Tips

Asparagus at the grocery stores is a sure sign of spring. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, asparagus is a nutritional power house. It fits well into a low fat diet, provided you don't smother it with high fat sauces. So how do we cook and eat this wonderful spring time vegetable so that it remains crisp yet tender?

Making Cheap, Low Fat Meals

Keep your pantry stocked with some cheap low-fat staples, and you have the ingredients for some great nutritious meals; a boon in tough economic times.

How Healthy is Your Refrigerator?

Cooking and eating low fat is dependent on having the right kinds of foods in the house. Take a look at your refrigerator: do you have the necessary healthy and nutritious foods to keep you on track?

Grilling 101 for Low Fat Cooks

Grilling can be an excellent low-fat way to cook if you know how. Think outside the burger and hot dog, and be sure to follow some important food-safety rules, and you can grill your way to a healthy summer.

Chocolate as a Health Food?

Chocolate is neither low fat nor low calorie, but its high flavonoid content may be good for your heart. Most of these antioxidant compounds are destroyed in processing, however.

Pork for a Change?

Thanks to the breeding of leaner hogs, most cuts of pork are leaner than ever before, which leads many who eat low fat to choose pork as a lean alternative to chicken. But despite an effective marketing campaign by the pork industry, even lean pork will continue to be a red meat rather than the "other" white meat.

Is Nonstick Cookware Safe?

Nonstick cookware is a necessity in any low fat kitchen. But questions have been raised about the safety of nonstick cookware because of PFOA, a chemical used in bonding non stick surfaces. DuPont, makers of Teflon-brand nonstick cookware, has come under particular scrutiny. Here's why.

What Eating Low Fat Means

What do we mean by eatling low fat? Is there a magic number or percentage of daily calories. there's certainly a range that we should aim for, and not exceed. At the same time, we should also be aware that fat is a necessary nutrient, so we should spend our fat calories wisely.

Stocking Low Fat Foods

Low fat cooking becomes easier if low fat ingredients are on hand and temptation is out of the way. To change the way we cook and eat, we must first give our kitchens a low fat makeover. We can lose the habit of cooking with excess fat, or adding butter, cheese and sour cream at every opportunity if these items are replaced with low-fat or fat-free alternatives.

A Healthier New You

Perhaps one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat a healthier, low fat diet. Or perhaps you're reassessing your diet as spring or summer approach. Whatever the time of year, here are 10 ways to get you started, or back on track with a low fat diet in time for spring break or summer.

A Low Fat Thanksgiving

You don't need to blow your healthy low fat diet during over Thanksgiving, nor do you need to forgo your favorite Thanksgiving foods. You can still enjoy Thanksgiving turkey, gravy, mashed and sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie, and still maintain your low fat lifestyle.

Good Fats, Bad Fats, Worst Fats

Once upon a time, all fats were bad. Now we talk about good fats, bad fats, possibly not-so-bad fats, and really bad fats. Confused? You're not alone.

Is Healthy Eating Too Expensive?

Researchers at the University of Washington found that eating healthy can cost families an extra $2,000 a year to meet dietary guidelines. Is this the real reason some people make poor food choices?

Healthy Eating on the Road

Sticking to a healthy eating plan while traveling poses a huge challenge. After all, airports, rest stops, garages and diners are hardly known for their healthy fare. That said, it is possible to find healthier, low-fat options. Here's how.

10 Things To Stop Doing If You Want To Eat Low Fat

You might want to eat low fat to lose weight, or perhaps to address a medical condition. Here are 10 things you need to stop doing if you want to eat low fat. Some may seem obvious, but others may be surprising. Find out what may be sabotaging your low fat diet.

In Praise of Indoor Grills: a Low Fat Way to Cook

For a fast, healthy, low fat way to cook, try an indoor grill. It's perfect for grilling chicken, fish and vegetables. Here's the story of my first indoor grill.

Is it Time to Ditch Low Fat Diets?

Is the current orthodoxy on eating low fat plain wrong? Books and articles claim there's no real link between dietary fat and disease, and that the switch to low-fat eating is responsible for the obesity epidemic. Why should we still continue to eat low fat?

The Beef With Ground Beef: Pink Slime

More than two-thirds of ground beef sold in the United States contains pink slime, a pejorative term for boneless lean beef trimmings used as a filler in ground beef. What is it, and why is there such an outcry?

What are the Main Sources of Saturated Fat?

Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol putting us at risk of heart disease and stroke. But what are the chief sources of saturated fat, and how can we reduce our intake?

Do Low Fat Foods Really Taste Different?

We hear it all the time: low fat foods simply don't taste the same as full-fat foods, and they certainly don't taste as good. But is this really true? It may not be as clear-cut as you think. Find out about fat substitutes and whether lower fat foods really do taste all that different.

On the Side: What to Serve with Low Fat Meals

Don't blow your low fat eating by piling on unhealthy side dishes. Find out what kinds of side dishes can keep you on track with your low fat diet.

Moving Away from MyPyramid

MyPyramid, which in 2005 replaced the old food pyramid, was designed to be a personalized, interactive tool to be used in conjunction with food labels to help us make healthy low fat food choices. But would it impact the way we ate?

What is Nonstick Cooking Spray?

Nonstick cooking spray is a godsend to many a cook, especially those trying to eat low fat. Replacing the need for copious amounts of oil or butter in cooking, nonstick cooking spray is meant to offer a virtually fat-free way to cook food.

How Eating Fish Can Help You Eat Low Fat

Most of us eat too little fish, which is a pity, as fish is an great source of protein that happens to be low in saturated fat. Indeed, fish is an excellent source of the good fats our bodies need but cannot manufacture. Include fish in your diet, preferably twice a week.

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