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 Why do more and more Americans use medical marijuana? Parenting Fertility treatments don't raise cancer risk for offspring Lifestyle Hunting, harvesting leave big animals at risk of extinction Medical Education no match for Alzheimer's Medical Teen’s third fight to survive leukaemia Lifestyle 7 reasons your stomach hurts after sex – and how to make it stop From our sponsors SPONSORED: Don’t just stop smoking, start something amazing Live healthier Fitness » Diet or exercise – or both? Download the maximum mass workout plan to build big muscles in 28 days How to get the most from your cardio workouts How to pick a fitness tracker that's right for you Like a personal coach, a fitness tracker can motivate you to reach goals and strive for new ones. Monitoring blood pressure » Must blood pressure rise with age? Remote tribes hold clues Weight regained after weight-loss op can tell your doc a lot Gum disease may worsen your blood pressure problems Even a slight rise in blood pressure might shrink young brains A new study found that above normal blood pressure can be associated with lower grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain.