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09 September 2013

Cook healthily, live longer

If you’re used to cooking with lots of fat and oil, it seems difficult to start cooking healthily. But there are simple cooking methods to make sure you get all the nutrients and none of the added kilojoules.

If you’re used to cooking with lots of fat and oil, it seems difficult to start cooking healthily. But there are simple cooking methods to make sure you get all the nutrients and none of the added kilojoules.

Take action:


  • Sauté your foods in a little water or vegetable stock, instead of in oil or butter.
  • Instead of cream, use low-fat evaporated milk or plain fat-free yoghurt.
  • To make lower fat mashed potato, mash the cooked potatoes in 100ml of the water it was cooked in. Fat-free milk can then be added optionally.
  • Refrigerate stews, curries, soups and gravies after preparation and then remove the hardened layer of fat from the surface before reheating and serving.
  • For lower fat desserts, choose fresh fruit salad or sorbets instead of creamy, sugary options.

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