Tips for A Healthier Recipe

To get more fibre:

  • Use whole-grain breads, pasta, rice, flour where possible.
  • Make sure you have at least one serving of vegetables or fruit per portion of the recipe.
  • Beans or legumes are a great source of fibre.

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To limit the amount of saturated and trans fats and get more healthy fats like polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats:

  • Use milk products with 2% MF or less
  • Use lower fat cheeses (20% MF or less).
  • For meat, remove the visible fat before you cook the meat.
  • Poultry should be cooked and served without the skin.
  • Keep the amount of vegetable oil for cooking or sautéing low.
  • Use soft, non-hydrogenated margarines instead of butter.
  • Nuts (almonds, walnuts) and seeds are nutritious but they are high in calories and fats - limit the serving size to no more than 30g per serving of the recipe

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To get less sodium:

  • When using canned variety of beans or legumes make sure you rinse them before adding to the recipe.
  • Use unsalted or reduced-sodium broths, homemade or store bought. 
  • Use reduced sodium soy sauce or dilute regular soy sauce with 50% water.
  • Salt can be replaced with herbs or spices in most recipes.
  • When cooking pasta, skip the salt in the cooking water.

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