Healthy Eating – Three Healthy Cooking Methods to Use

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As you go about planning and preparing for your healthy eating program, one aspect you are going to want to start paying attention to is how you are cooking your food. The fact is, you can select the healthiest foods but if you are not cooking them in a manner to help keep the total calorie count down while also ensuring they maintain their nutritional density, those healthy foods are not going to do you much good.

Fortunately, there are several excellent methods of cooking you can utilize. Here are a few of the top choices…

1. Stir-Frying. Stir-frying tends to be one of the top methods you can use because firstly, it keeps food in the lower calorie range. Sure, you may use a little oil to stir-fry, but you won’t need near the same amount as you would if you were deep-frying. Stir-frying keeps the total fat content down.

Even better, you can stir-fry using non-stick cooking spray and a little low sodium chicken broth as well if you prefer.

Second, stir-frying only cooks the foods for a few minutes, so you are not at risk of losing a lot of the nutritional density either. Cooking this way makes it a win-win for anyone hoping to stay healthy.

2. Steaming. Steaming is another healthy cooking method that can be used. Here again, no added oils, butter, or other condiments are needed – it is just the food and hot water.

What is also ideal about steaming compared to boiling, is the food won’t touch the water. Therefore, there is a lower risk of the nutrients leeching into the water. This means you should see improved overall nutritional benefits from meals cooked through the steamer.

3. Grilling. Finally, grilling is the last healthy technique you will want to consider using when cooking your meal. Grilling is particularly useful for cooking fattier versions of meat because as you grill, the fat will just drop off the meat rather than being reabsorbed into it if you were, say, stir-frying or baking.

Grilling requires minimal condiments as well. However you can brush on a little low-carbohydrate BBQ sauce, an olive oil marinade, or any other light seasoning your prefer. Since you are only using a little to prevent the sticking of food and to help boost the flavor, you really will not be increasing the total calorie or fat content to a significant degree.

As you plan your meals, consider these cooking techniques. They are the best ways to go about preparing your food to help you stay or become healthy

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