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Capture the flavor and retain the nutrients in foods without adding excessive amounts of fat or salt with these tips: 1. Use herbs and spices instead of salt. 2. When steaming food, use a flavorful liquid or add seasonings to the water to enhance the flavor. 3. Stir-fry a meal, since you need only a small amount of oil or cooking spray for this cooking method.
Just by using healthy-cooking techniques you can cut fat and calories. Try these easy tips: 1. Use nonstick cookware to brown food without adding fat. 2. Use healthier cooking methods, such as baking, broiling, steaming, poaching and roasting. 3. Use flavor enhancers, such as herbs, spices or flavored vinegars, instead of relying on salt and fat.
Brown rice contains more fiber and natural minerals and vitamin E than white rice does. Try it in this tasty main dish. In a large saucepan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add 1 cup brown rice and saute until grains turn golden brown. Slowly add 3 cups water, 1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken-flavored bouillon, 1 small onion chopped, 1/2 pound mushrooms sliced and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes. Add water as needed to keep from drying out. Cut 1/2 pound asparagus tips into 1-inch pieces. Stir into rice, cover and cook 5 minutes. Stir in 2 tablespoons finely grated Swiss cheese and garnish with fresh parsley.
Want to add omega-3 to your diet but don't like fish? Try crab instead. Crab meat also has omega-3 fatty acids. Combine canned crab with citrus vinaigrette and serve over salad. Keep salt and calories low by making your own dressing. It's as easy as whisking together 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice, 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon sugar and your favorite herbs.