LOW FAT RECIPES
To stay healthy and fit it’s required that a low fat diet is
maintained. Indian cuisine is aromatic, warm and loaded with healthy spices and
ingredients. This can be controlled by avoiding loads of fat, butter, oil and
cream. One needs to keep options to eating healthy Indian food and stay
healthy. Hence stay healthy by making your own lot fat Indian dishes. Reducing
the fat in Indian cooking is one of the challenges we face when cooking healthy
This section talks about eating the right foods in
maintaining a healthy body and mind. Choosing the right healthy vegetarian
foods is important for avoiding those high in fats, sodium and cholesterol.
Usually when we say “low fat”, the thought, that comes to mind is that; “Oh!
That would be Yuck – bland and boring without any taste or flavor.” But it
needn’t be so. A low fat meal can also be delicious and fun when properly
prepared with a little creativity and imagination.
It is recommended that when you are on a low fat diet, the
fats that you need to shun are the saturated ones. Saturated fats are not
always gotten from animal sources, such as fatty red meat, lard, and butter,
but can also come from vegetable sources like coconut oil or palm oil. Another
type of fat that you need to beware of is hydrogenated trans-fats, which are
found in foods like doughnuts and French fries. The oils that are considered
ideal are polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats, extracted from nuts and
seeds, and vegetable oils like safflower, olive, soy, and corn. Some of the
other healthy and important fats are Omega 3 fatty acids from seafood, cod
liver oil, and flax seed oil.
Vegetable when steamed is good, healthy and a low fat. It is
always suggested to steam vegetable or use a microwave. Non-vegetarian should
always choose for lean meat and trim off the fats.
Avoid using dried or canned soups, as its high in
preservatives and salt. It is always advised to prepare fresh soups at home
with subtle spices, herbs and interesting flavors. In recipes for sauces and
soups, substitute cream with evaporated skim milk. Whenever a recipe requires
cream, use low fat yogurt or low fat cottage cheese instead. Instead of dinner
rolls and white bread, opt for whole wheat, rye and sourdough breads. Sandwiches that are made of whole grain bread, and add lettuce, peppers,
tomatoes, onions, and alfalfa sprouts to make it healthier. Instead of sodas or
aerated drinks, go in for fruit juice or a low fat milk drink.
Some of the low fat recipes include the Low fat Mushroom & Peas in
tomato red pepper gravy, Steamed Rice cakes, Idli, Spicy Thai corn
cakes, Low fat
Blueberry Banana muffins.