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Low Fat Meal Planning and Shopping

If you want to give your kitchen a low fat makeover, and also figure out what you need and don't need from the grocery store, look here for tips on low fat ingredient substitutions, how to read food labels, how to purge your pantry of fatladen goods, and much more.

Low Fat Budget Meals
How to eat healthy on a tight budget.

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.

What Eating Low Fat Means
Eating low fat isn't about eating no fat. Know how much fat you should aim for and how to eat wisely.

Healthy Eating on the Road
Eating healthy while traveling can be a big challenge, but with a bit of planning, it's not impossible. Here's how to manage your low fat eating plan while on the road.

Low Cost, Low Fat Holidays
It's hard to trim your holiday food budget in tough economic times. Here are some great ways to cut holiday food costs and keep your healthy eating plan on track.

Low Fat on a Budget
With food prices soaring, can we really afford to eat low fat? The answer is yes, with some planning. Find out how to shave dollars off your grocery bill, yet still manage to eat low fat.

Is Healthy Eating Too Expensive?
Is this the real reason some people make poor food choices at the grocery store the high cost of healthy foods? Researchers from the University of Washington say yes.

The Skinny on Skinless Chicken Breasts
Skinless chicken breasts can be tough, stringy, and bland. But they needn't be. Learn how to enjoy succulent, flavorful skinless chicken breasts.

Low-Fat No-Cook Recipes for Summer
It's too hot to cook your favorite low-fat recipes, so what can you eat that doesn't require a stove, oven or grill? Here are some low-fat, no-cook recipes to see you through the hottest days of the year.

A Low Fat Fourth of July Menu
A tasty selection of low-fat summer foods for a great Fourth of July celebration.

Low Fat Mother's Day Recipes
Here are 10 terrific low fat recipes that would work perfectly for Mother's Day, whether you're treating mom to breakfast in bed, a casual brunch or even a delicious dinner or dessert, you'll find something to make mom's day.

A Low Fat Easter Menu
Celebrate spring with an array of low fat Easter recipes for brunch, lunch or dinner. Devise your own low fat Easter menu using any number of these scrumptious low fat dishes.

Low Fat Cooking with a Slow Cooker
Dust off your slow cooker, or crockpot, and make some delicious, satisfying low-fat meals the whole family can enjoy. In most cases, no added fat is required.

The Low Fat Kitchen
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...

My Top 10 Low Fat Kitchen Staples - Top 10 Low Fat Foods for Your Pantry
Many low fat products lack taste and texture. Here are my top 10 picks of low fat foods or kitchen staples that are excellent low fat or reduced fat options.

Low Fat Recipe Ideas
So you want to eat a healthy low fat diet? Try these delicious low fat recipes and see how low fat does not mean loss of flavor. These healthy recipes make it easy to prepare low fat meals any time of the week.

The Low Fat Salad
Don't fall into the trap of thinking you're eating healthy just because you're eating salad. Salads cease to be low fat once you start adding meat, cheese, creamy dressings and croutons. How can you build a satisfying yet healthy, low fat salad? Here are some tips.

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.

Foil Packets
Cooking in foil packets is a great low fat way to prepare meals. On nights where everyone wants a different entree, you can prepare, say, a chicken packet, a pork packet and a fish packet, keeping everyone happy, and without feeling like a short-order cook. Foil packets are also great for the grill.

Rotisserie Chicken - From Store to Table
There are countless low fat ways to use a rotisserie chicken. Discover 10 ways to use a rotisserie chicken right here, as well as tips on how to handle your pre-cooked bird.

Planning a Low Fat Super Bowl Party
If you're looking to serve low fat food at your Super Bowl party, you'll find some helpful suggestions, as well as some low fat recipes, to make your low fat Super Bowl party a hit.

Healthy Grocery Shopping Tips
Follow these sensible tips from About.com's Guide to Nutrition to help you fill your shopping cart with fresh, wholesome ingredients.

Enjoying a Low Fat Christmas
Stumped for Low Fat Christmas recipes? Need low fat tips and suggestions to help you through another holiday feast? Find out how to make low fat cookies, low fat eggnog and more. Lower the fat and calories in all your holiday eating so you can enjoy the festivities without worrying about the fat.

Low Fat Leftovers
How do you handle the leftovers from your low fat Christmas feast? Find out how to store leftovers safely, and find tips on how to make delcious low fat meals and snacks with all that turkey, ham, pork or beef.

Celebrate a Low Fat Thanksgiving
Don't despair. It is possible to eat a healthy low fat diet during the holidays without too much sacrifice. You can still enjoy turkey, potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more, without sacrificing your low fat lifestyle.

Turkey Handling Tips
How to handle and cook your Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey safely.

Food Safety
Linda Larsen, About's Guide to Busy Cooks, reminds us about handling food safely.

Food Safety Quiz
Linda Larsen, About's Guide to Busy Cooks, has devised this quiz to test our knowledge of food safety.

Celebrating a Low Fat Hanukkah
With a few simple adjustments, you can make your Hanukkah celebration a low fat one. Enjoy lower fat potato latkes, rugelach and soufganiyot.

Heart-Healthy Foods
The American Heart Association provides consumers with an easy way to spot heart-healthy products on grocery store shelves. Its heart-check mark enables us to quickly find foods that are low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Food Labels and Nutrition Facts
The Food and Drug Administration offers this guide to understanding food labels to assist us in making appropriate food choices.

To Chill or Not?
Linda Larsen, About's Guide to Busy Cooks, tells us all we need to know abut refrigerating foods.

Low Fat Cooking Poll - The USDA's New Food Pyramid
Low Fat Cooking Poll on the New Food Pyramid

July 4th and Summer Grilling: Low Fat Ideas for Cookouts and Picnics
Summer time means grilling season and picnics. All those burgers and generous helpings of potato salad can pack on the pounds. Here are some ideas for enjoying low fat grilling and cookouts.

Brown Rice
Brown rice is fast becoming a staple ingredient in our pantries. Find out why in this article by Andrew LaVallee.

Low Fat Cooking Book Review - The Food Substitutions Bible by David Joachim
The Food Substitutions Bible by David Joachim is an indispensable reference to find all kinds of substitute ingredients and the precise directions for using them. But The Food Substitutions Bible is not confined only to food. Find out what to do if you don't have the right size baking pan or a double boiler to hand. For low fat cooks, there are...

20 Ways to Lower the Fat in Your Cooking - How to Cook Low Fat
Take 20 simple steps to lower the fat in your cooking. Low fat cooking is easier than you think.

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