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Preparing Low-Cost Meals: A Step-by-Step Guide

Written by Amine

If you want to develop healthy habits, you need to know what to eat. I will be straight. Learning to choose healthy foods is easy. There are a few tips that you can use to prepare easy low-fat meals. Because in the end, if you do something wrong, you won’t be able to keep your new eating decisions.

I don’t know what ingredients are used in my low fat cooking

If you’re like many others, you may be completely overwhelmed with all the nutrition information you’ve been bombarded with today. People talk about organic foods, raw foods, foods with special enzymes, supplements, etc. This can be confusing. I want to simplify all these complex thoughts for you. Let’s take a quick look at the ingredients that you can include in your low fat diet.


All vegetables are not created equal. Broccoli is by far one of the healthiest vegetables you can find. It is also a good choice to start learning to cook with bean sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cabbage, celery, cucumber, radish. Lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, squash, and other vegetables should always take up half of your plate.


Eat fruit, eat some more, and then some more. Fruit is like dessert and breakfast. Add some yogurt and oatmeal on top and enjoy. Consider adding more to your low-fat diet. Think apple, blueberry, orange, grapefruit, peach, peach, raspberry, strawberry, etc.

Meat and poultry

Always try to find lean meat. Your best choices would be turkey and chicken.

Dairy products

Egg whites, skimmed milk, margarine, etc. That is straightforward.

Fish & seafood

Fish and seafood are low in fat. They usually provide good fats with omega 3. You can enjoy lobster, salmon, prawns, tuna, crab, etc.

What Should I Do When Planning a Low Fat Diet?

The answer to this question is very simple: prepare healthy meals AND enjoy low-fat meals. Who wants to eat a boring salad for the rest of his life? Not me. You want to be able to enjoy eating your healthy food. To do that, you need to get yourself some “secret weapons.”


You may think that this is true. But some people (you are probably one of them) have heard that salt is not good for their health. And this is absolutely true. However, studies show that most of the salt we consume comes from processed foods. Frozen food, pizzas, business clothes, etc. This means you can (and should) add some salt to the food you cook yourself. Otherwise, it will taste nothing.

Chili peppers

You don’t have to be a big fan of spicy food to add chili to your low-fat diet. You might just want to add some at first to get used to it and learn when to use it. Try it. It can be a miracle. If you want a simple recipe, cook some onions and garlic with margarine for a few minutes and then add a tablespoon of honey, a tablespoon of soy sauce, some lemon juice, and pepper.

Balsamic Vinegar

I mentioned in a previous article how one can prepare a delicious dressing with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. This is a ridiculously simple dressing that you can use on baby spinach or lettuce. It also works very well with a tomato salad with cheese and parsley.

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