Clever Cooking: Your guide to adapting recipes
Once you get into the swing of it, making healthy food choices is easy. This guide will help you adapt your favourite recipes and make the right choices with the food you eat.
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How to reduce fat
Fat in the diet is essential for good health. However, too much fat can contribute to you being overweight, developing heart disease and some cancers. On average, Australians consume around 50 percent more fat than is considered healthy.
When adapting recipes, you can use the same quantity of a low-fat ingredient to replace a high-fat ingredient – and save on calories and fat. You can also prepare and cook foods in ways that reduce fat content.
How to reduce sugar
It’s not a sin to occasionally enjoy sugary foods. The problem is that Australians consume, on average, around 40 kg of refined sugar each year, or some 22 teaspoons everyday. Only 25 percent is added sugar. The rest is hidden in processed food products such as soft drinks, confectionery, biscuits, cakes, sauces, canned fruits, icecream, jelly and breakfast cereals.
On average, sugar contributes an extra 440 calories each day – enough to make the difference between a person being normal or overweight. Reduce sugar in your cooking and save calories!
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