National Nutrition Month

Tips for Healthy Cooking

  1. Go easy on fat, sugar and salt when preparing foods. For example, make oven-baked chicken instead of fried chicken or baked cod instead of fried. You don’t have to leave out all the fat, sugar or salt – just limit the amount you use.
  2. Flavor foods with herbs, spices and other low-fat seasonings, instead of using rich sauces or gravy. Experiment with different seasonings to find unique combinations that you and your family enjoy.
  3. Opt for homemade dessert to save money and make it healthier. When you are baking yourself, you can use sugar substitutes and other tricks to make it more nutritional.
  4. Remove skin from poultry before cooking to lower the fat content.