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Fiona Haynes

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By Fiona Haynes

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    • What Does Fat Free Really Mean? Created: Thursday, March 31, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      When something is labeled "fat free," does this mean there is no fat at all, and it's safe to eat as much of it as we want? Actually, no.
    • Reduced Fat Buttermilk Biscuits Created: Friday, October 21, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      These reduced fat buttermilk biscuits manage to be tender and flaky, making them ideal for a holiday dinner, or they can simply be enjoyed with some honey drizzled over them. However you serve them...
    • Low Fat Southwestern-style Lasagna Created: Monday, November 29, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Add some spice to your lasagna and make this low fat Southwestern version tonight. It's an ideal supper on a cold winter's night or for taking to a potluck.
    • Understanding Fats Created: Thursday, October 28, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Dietary fat comes in different forms. Some fats are necessary and beneficial, others are not. Find out which fats to choose - sparingly - and which ones to avoid." itempropxpr="$zTP='t3'" --> itemp...
    • Creamy Rice Pudding Created: Sunday, October 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Warm and comforting, rice pudding is a fall and winter classic. Even if you're eating low fat, you can still enjoy this creamy delight.
    • Poached Chicken Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Poached chicken is a wonderful way to eat succulent, low fat chicken. Enjoy poached chicken in salads, sandwiches, burritos and many other recipes that call for cooked chicken. Here's how to make p...
    • Low Fat Lunch Ideas Created: Saturday, September 04, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      For some, lunch means grabbing a quick bite from a fast-food joint; for others, it's a mile-high deli sandwich; and for others, it's whatever they can find from a vending machine. What would be bet...
    • Chickpea Patties With Lemon Yogurt Dressing Created: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      These chickpea patties are a nice meatless alternative to burgers. They're low fat, high fiber and taste delicious. Enjoy these low fat chickpea patties in a whole wheat pita or flatbread, or with ...
    • Poached Salmon with Yogurt Sauce Created: Friday, August 06, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A super-healthy recipe for poached salmon with yogurt sauce.
    • Spaghetti Bolognese Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This low fat version of spaghetti Bolognese is full of flavor, even though it takes a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional Bolognese sauce. Made with extra-lean ground beef, this dis...
    • How To Use Phyllo Dough in Low Fat Baking and Cooking Created: Thursday, October 27, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Phyllo dough is a great low fat alternative to regular pastry and pie crusts. But using phyllo dough can be daunting. Here's how to use phyllo dough for your low fat baking needs.
    • Morning Glory Muffins Created: Thursday, September 06, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Enjoy these moist and delicious morning glory muffins at breakfast or as an afternoon teatime treat.
    • Asparagus and Tomato Tart Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A fabulous seasonal asparagus and tomato tart made with flaky phyllo dough to keep fat and calories in check. It's perfect for an Easter brunch or a Mother's Day lunch or for any other special spri...
    • Can I Eat Shrimp as Part of a Low Fat Diet? Created: Saturday, July 16, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Shrimp are high in cholesterol so should we include them as part of a low fat diet?
    • Panko Crusted Cod Created: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      If you enjoy fried fish but worry about the fat and calories, then this panko crusted cod is for you. Baked rather than fried, this fish dish makes the basis for a great family meal.
    • Poached Chicken Breasts Created: Saturday, July 19, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Poached chicken breasts make for tender succulent chicken that you can use in many a chicken recipe, such as soup, pot pie or burritos. Or enjoy poached chicken plain and simple in a sandwich or on...
    • Asparagus Tips Created: Friday, March 04, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 ...
    • Healthy Green Bean Casserole Created: Thursday, October 21, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A slimmed down version of a holiday classic, this healthy, low fat green casserole uses fresh green beans, and dispenses with canned soup and fried onions. Instead, this healthy green casserole has...
    • How Do I Calculate My Fat Intake? Created: Friday, February 18, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      If you're on a low fat diet, how do you calculate your fat intake? The nutrition facts label can help, but you need to know what to do with some of the information it provides.
    • Healthy Snacks Created: Friday, January 24, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Healthy snacks can make the difference between staying on track with your diet or falling off the wagon. Whether you crave something salty or sweet, here are 10 healthy snacks to prevent you reachi...
    • Chicken and Leek Soup Created: Thursday, December 31, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A delicious and fragrant broth-based chicken and leek soup that's low fat and low calorie, with sweet onion, carrot and celery.
    • How to Lower the Fat in Children's Diets Created: Monday, March 06, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      A third of all children in North and South America are overweight. How can we lower the fat in children's diets and help them lead healthier lives?
    • Is Healthy Eating Too Expensive? Created: Sunday, August 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Researchers at the University of Washington found that eating healthy can cost families an extra $2,000 a year to meet dietary guidelines." itemprop="description" Monday, March 07, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Whether or not you are following a low fat diet, this is an important question. The government's new dietary guidelines provide some insight.
    • Six Low Fat Smoothies Created: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Fresh-fruit smoothies are the perfect way to enjoy a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals. They're a great way to kick-start your day.
    • The Biggest Mistakes When Making Meringue Created: Monday, May 22, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      With only a few ingredients, making a meringue ought to be simple, but there are some common mistakes to avoid to ensure perfect meringue every time." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Six Healthy Spring Delights Created: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
      Chase away the winter blahs with some light, fresh spring recipes that are wholesome and delicious, and perfect for any occasion from an Easter brunch to a Mother's Day lunch.
    • Saturated Fat and Heart Disease Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
      Saturated fat has long been associated with causing heart disease, but a new study published in the March 2014 Annals of Internal Medicine that examines 80 earlier studies can find no such link. Is everything we know about saturated fat wrong?
    • Is Fat Back? Created: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Nutrition advice is always changing. First, all fat was bad, then we were told that there are good fats and bad fats. Now we're being told that one of the "bad" fats, is actually not harmful at all. What's going on, and is eating low fat redundant?
    • Why You Shouldn't Quit Your Low Fat Diet Created: Thursday, February 09, 2006 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Low fat diets have taken a battering since a landmark study concluded that there was no link between low fat diets and disease prevention. Should we abandon our low fat diets and munch on hamburgers once more? In short, no.
    • Fat Fallacies Created: Saturday, November 10, 2007 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      The more information we have about fats, the more confused we become. Here are some of the more common misconceptions.
    • Which is Better - Butter or Margarine? Created: Saturday, March 12, 2005 Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014
      Is butter better or worse for us than margarine? Neither is ideal, especially if we following a low fat diet.

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