Four Budget-Friendly Ways to Cut Down on FatPosted: Sep 07 in Health And Wellness, Nutrition, Weight loss by Dr. Lazarus
Everyone wants to eat a healthier diet, and cutting out fat is one of the best ways to do this. Unfortunately, it’s not always cheap! Low-fat foods and fat substitutes often come with a hefty price tag, and sticking to your diet can sometimes shrink your bank balance more quickly than your waistline.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to cut fat from your diet that don’t cost a penny. Here are four simple, inexpensive tricks that could revolutionize your eating habits.
1. Ditch the yolks
Eggs are wonderfully flavorful and nutritious, but also high in fat. Because of their many beneficial properties, we don’t suggest cutting eggs from your diet altogether. Instead, simply substitute two egg whites for each whole egg required by your recipe. The end result is a meal that’s lighter, healthier, and every bit as tasty!
2. Switch out the butter
Love to bake, but feel guilty about the amount of fat that goes into your cakes, cookies and other creations? There’s a simple solution. Replace half the butter from your recipe with banana (thoroughly mashed) or applesauce. Not only will your cake come out looking every bit as good as it should, but it’ll also benefit from a sweet flavor boost.
3. Get a steamer
Changing the way you cook can really help to cut the fat. Instead of frying meat or fish, try grilling or broiling it on a foil-lined tray instead. Steaming is one of the healthiest ways to cook vegetables, and doesn’t require any special equipment. Just pile your veggies into a colander set above a saucepan with some boiling water in it. Cover and cook until tender for a simple, completely fat-free way to cook!
4. Spray don’t glug
When you add grease to your pans and baking trays, you also add fat content to your recipes. One of the quickest and easiest ways to cut back is to use a healthy cooking spray. A couple of sprays will provide a thin layer of oil to stop things sticking without adding too much fat. Better still, one bottle of cooking spray will, if used sparingly, last for months. Brilliant!
Cutting down on the amount of fat in your diet doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. By sticking to these budget-friendly tips, you can significantly reduce the amount of fat in some of your favorite meals. Best of all, these healthy substitutions still allow you to enjoy the foods you love while maintaining a healthy diet at the same time. Why not try using one or more of these tips today?