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How can I cook low-fat vegetables?

Vegetables may start out low-fat but can end up fat-laden by the time they hit your table. Consider these tips to keep your veggies light:
  • Sauté vegetables in broth, juice, wine or water instead of oil in a covered, nonstick pan.
  • Steam, stir-fry (in a nonstick wok or skillet), simmer, or microwave your vegetables.
  • Puree or mash potatoes, sweet potatoes and other vegetables with low-fat milk or reduced-sodium chicken broth.
  • Add a small amount of butter just before serving. Cooking dilutes butter's flavor, so you will use less if you add it last.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan or Romano cheese on vegetables for flavor and not much fat.
  • Roast or grill vegetables as a low-fat way to bring out the flavor.
  • Keep your veggies light during cooking by making easy changes to your preparation.

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