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Tip #40 - The Lowest-Fat Soup

Less Oil, Better Nutrition
A valuable tip is to avoid cooking with oil to whatever extent possible, which is most of the time. For instance, a one-cup serving of vegetables sautéed in oil can have as much as 42% of the calories from fat – which greatly diminishes the overall nutritional value of the dish. This isn’t necessary since other ways of cooking work as well and can offer just as much flavor read more...

Tip #39 - The Easiest Gourmet Rice

WOULD YOU BELIEVE: There is a simple way to make rice taste like a "gourmet" rice. It takes no extra time at all. SOME FACTS: Basmati brown rice is a rich and aromatic grain from India. It is known as the "King of Rice" and is eaten by India's elite. I strongly urge you to try this grain. While there are hundreds of different types of rice in the world, this is my personal favorite.Even people who have never tried brown rice more..

Tip #38 - The Lowest-Fat Soup

WOULD YOU BELIEVE: While chicken broth is 1.35 grams of fat per cup, vegetarian broth is only 0.19 grams per cup. SOME FACTS: For most people, soup means using beef, chicken, or fish broth as a base. While this is much better than a cream base soup, you can do even better with a vegetarian broth. You can then add some "zing" by using onions or garlic or pepper, or your favorite herbs and spices. read more...

Tip #37 A's Baked Apples

Most fruits are high on the SMI scale and as a result, will not contribute to weight gain. They also contain a wealth of vitamins and phytonutrients such as beta- carotene and vitamin C. But fruit has relatively high sugar content. Fructose, the natural sugar in fruit, can be absorbed very quickly.It's not as bad as white sugar, but it's still not good for you in large amounts. As with processed sugars, it tends to cause a rise in triglycerides (storage fats). read more

Tip #36 Zip Burritos

WOULD YOU BELIEVE: • A burrito can be as high as 22 grams of fat and 540 calories (Taco Bell® Burrito Supreme). • You can make a delicious low-fat burrito in as little as 5 minutes. SOME FACTS: Burritos can be an excellent low- fat way to eat beans. Unlike tacos, they have the advantage of having a "shell," a flour tortilla that is not fried. You still need to be careful of what kind of flour tortilla you use, however. read more..

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