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 Diet and nutrition Top 5 metabolism-boosting proteins Medical Why you should pay special attention to urinary tract infections in children Fitness The essential upper arm shape-up Diet and nutrition 4 carbs you can eat without gaining weight Mental health Could psychotherapy work for you? Medical Heart attack survivors have another thing to worry about - new research suggests they are more vulnerable to developing cancer 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.