Presentation on theme: "Healthy Cooking. Did You Know? Most Americans eat a diet of 37% of calories from fat. About 15-17% of that is saturated fat Current Recommendation: No."— Presentation transcript:
Did You Know? Most Americans eat a diet of 37% of calories from fat. About 15-17% of that is saturated fat Current Recommendation: No more than 30% of calories should come from fat, and no more than 10% should come from saturated fat
Low Fat Cooking Techniques Marinade Spices and herbs Sauté your vegetables Vegetable sprays Healthy oils
Substitutions Eggs: Use 2 egg whites for one whole egg Milk: Use fat free or 1% Sour Cream/Cream Cheese: Use low fat or fat free Flour: Use whole wheat flour or ½ white and ½ wheat instead of white
Substitutions Shortening/Butter/Oil: Use applesauce, pureed prunes or pureed beans, fat free yogurt or sour cream Cream: Use evaporated skim milk One ounce square of chocolate: Use 3 TBSP cocoa and 1 TBSP oil
Tangy Potato Salad 6 medium potatoes 2 hard boiled eggs ½ c finely chopped sweet pickles ¼ c chopped onion ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper Dressing 1 c mayonnaise 6 TBSP sweet pickle juice 1 TBSP mustard
Tangy Potato Salad 6 medium potatoes 2 hard boiled eggs3 boiled egg whites ½ c finely chopped sweet pickles ¼ c chopped onion ¼ tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper Dressing 1 c mayonnaise1 c low fat yogurt and ¼ c light mayonnaise 6 TBSP sweet pickle juice 1 TBSP mustard
Tangy Potato Salad Before Calories 490 Fat31 Cholesterol110 After Calories165 Fat4 Cholesterol7
Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 c shortening 1 c butter 1 c sugar 2 c brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 4 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 5 c flour 2-12-ounce pkgs chocolate chips
Chocolate Chip Cookies 1 c shortening ½ c sour cream 1 c butter5 TBSP butter 1 c sugar½ c sugar 2 c brown sugar1 c brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 4 eggs3 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 5 c flour3 c flour and 2 c ground oatmeal 2-12-ounce pkgs chocolate chips1 c chocolate chips
Test your nutrition knowledge True or False- Brown sugar is better than white sugar?
Test your nutrition knowledge False The brown sugar sold at grocery stores is actually white granulated sugar with added molasses
Test your nutrition knowledge True or False- Artificial sweeteners have been approved by the FDA as safe?
Test your nutrition knowledge True The FDA has approved five artificial sweeteners: Acesulfame potassium (Sunett) Aspartame (NutraSweet or Equal) Sucralose (Splenda) D-Tagatose (Sugaree) Saccharin (Sweet 'N Low)
Test your nutrition knowledge Can you bake with all sweeteners?
Test your nutrition knowledge No, sweeteners lose their flavor in the heat. Splenda is the exception. TIP- Don’t buy sodas with sweeteners that sit outside of a store in the heat
Test your nutrition knowledge True or False: Brown eggs are more nutritious than white eggs
Test your nutrition knowledge False: According to the Egg Nutrition Council, "white shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes and brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. There is no difference in taste or nutrition content between white and brown colored eggs".
Test your nutrition knowledge True or False: Frozen fruits and vegetables retain nutritional value
Test your nutrition knowledge True Frozen fruits and vegetables keep their nutritional value –eat away!