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Learn how to cut fat and cholesterol from your diet as part of the Right Bite: Setting the Table for Healthy Eating series. Adults and teens will discover fun ways to make tasty changes to their diet and easy changes to their physical activity.
- Use nonstick vegetable sprays.
- Use nonstick pans.
- Try margarine containing plant sterols and stanols.
- Use fat-free and reduced-fat salad dressings and mayonnaise.
- Use lean cuts of meat, skinless poultry, fish, and seafood.
- Use nonfat and reduced-fat dairy foods.
- Use evaporated skim milk instead of cream.
- Use 2 egg whites or 1⁄4 cup egg for each whole egg.
- Chill soups and stews to remove fat.
- Drain and rinse ground beef in a colander.
- Bake, broil, grill, boil, and microwave instead of frying.
- Cut fat in recipes by one-fourth or one-third.
- Season vegetables with fat-free low-sodium broth or bouillon.
Elaine Softley, Helen Jones, Shonda Miller, and Marilyn Agee, all Regional Extension Agents, Human Nutrition, Diet, and Health, Auburn University
New June 2021, Right Bite: Consuming the Right Fats, But not too Much, FCS-2535