Home > Daily-tips 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. 0 iStock 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.Visit our Healthy Eating Centre More: Daily-tips advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Could strep throat become untreatable? Parenting How mom-to-be's cosmetics chemicals could lead to heavier baby Medical Statins won't harm ageing brains, and may even help Medical Hot chocolate could help ease painful clogged leg vessels Parenting Pregnant moms who smoke, drink put babies at risk of SIDS Medical THE REAL POLLEN COUNT: Grass season spreading to the coast Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.