Low Fat

Daily Allowances

Food Journaling and Online Diet Analysis...Which One Is Best?

Recording what you eat and drink on a diet analysis website can provide valuable feedback as to the strengths and weaknesses of your diet. With...(more)

Deck of Cards: How to Eyeball Serving Sizes

When it comes to determining how much of a food you should eat, the process can be confusing. Servings of food are often much higher...(more)

Building a Healthy Pyramid

The Food Pyramid was developed by nutritionists in Sweden to help people plan healthy meals. It divides foods into six major groups, and includes recommendations...(more)

Low Fat Foods

What Drinking Milks Are Best While on a Low-Fat?

Dairy products can add tons of calories and fat. Buying skim and low-fat versions of milk will decrease fat and calorie intake. Nut milks are great alternatives when choosing milk, as they are vegan, still contain the desired calcium and vitamin D and sometimes more than regular cow's milk. Nut milks also decrease the unwanted calories and fat. In addition, non-dairy milk may also contain Vitamin E....(more)

Can Plant Foods Help Manage a Low-Fat Diet?

Plant foods are a great source of vitamins, minerals and fiber. They also contain protein and healthy fats. Plant foods are a powerhouse source due to their rich nutrient content. Foods derived from plants can play a role in protecting the body against diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Plant foods are naturally low in fat. Incorporating a variety of plant foods into your diet plan can help manage your low-fat diet goals....(more)

Which Butter Spreads to Choose...and Not to Choose

There's the infamous debate between butter and margarine - which tastes better and which is healthier. Since the arrival of margarine on the market, countless other butter spreads have become available. Learn which butter spreads may be the best...and worst for you to choose....(more)

Snacks

Mango Slushy

Slushies can be loaded with sugar and a variety of unhealthy ingredients. If you own a blender making your own variations is extremely easy, healthier and more economical. Varieties are endles, as all you need is frozen fruit of your choice. For this version I added some flaxseed meal, which adds Omega-3's and soluble fiber. Consuming soluble fiber is a healthier and safe way of lowering cholesterol, as soluble fiber attaches itself to cholesterol and it is later excreted from the body....(more)

Pumpkin Bread

This classic and moist pumpkin bread is spiced with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and allspice. It is a delicious and simple recipe for moist and fragrant pumpkin bread that can be prepared in just 10 minutes. If you use pumpkin puree from a can you might get a stronger pumpkin flavor but you can certainly make the pumpkin puree yourself. This bread normally tastes better the day after it is baked when the spices have had a chance to develop further. This bread is also perfect for holiday gift giving, so if the holidays are near by, this can be a great healthier alternative to give to family and friends. A nice low-fat treat for fall and Halloween that won't set you back in your diet plan....(more)

Family Favorites: Crispy Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Potatoes are the #1 most-consumed vegetable in the United States. While many potato preparation methods are high in fat, such as french fries, there are simple ways to re-create such recipes using low fat cooking methods. ...(more)

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