Word is getting out about our list of low fat alternatives for simple everyday foods. We just received an email from a long time customer from Washington and here is what Ms. G. from Seattle wrote: "I have been buying your products from the farmers market here in Seattle and reading your blog for over two years. I have to say I really like what you are doing and this low fat alternatives is excellent. We are already using your suggestions." Here is a list of some additional low fat alternative foods you use in exchange of the high-fat foods. Not only will they provide an additional flavor depth, but lower fat, you simply can't go wrong with great taste and low fat content. Meat, fish and poultry High Fat Foods - Coldcuts or lunch meats (bologna, salami, liverwurst, etc.) Low Fat Alternative - Low-fat coldcuts (95 to 97% fat-free lunch meats, low-fat pressed meats) High Fat Foods - Hot dogs (regular) Low Fat Alternative - Lower fat hot dogs High Fat Foods - Bacon or sausage Low Fat Alternative - Canadian bacon or lean ham High Fat Foods - Regular ground beef Low Fat Alternative - Extra-lean ground beef such as ground round or ground turkey (read labels) High Fat Foods - Chicken or turkey with skin, duck, or goose Low Fat Alternative - Chicken or turkey without skin (white meat) High Fat Foods - Oil-packed tuna Low Fat Alternative - Water-packed tuna (rinse to reduce sodium content) High Fat Foods - Beef (chuck, rib, brisket) Low Fat Alternative - Beef (round, loin) (trimmed of external fat) (choose select grades) High Fat Foods - Pork (spareribs, untrimmed loin) Low Fat Alternative - Pork tenderloin or trimmed, lean smoked ham High Fat Foods - Frozen breaded fish or fried fish (homemade or commercial) Low Fat Alternative - Fish or shellfish, unbreaded (fresh, frozen, canned in water) High Fat Foods - Whole eggs Low Fat Alternative - Egg whites or egg substitutes High Fat Foods - Frozen TV dinners containing more than 13 grams of fat per serving Low Fat Alternative - Frozen TV dinners containing less than 13 grams of fat per serving and lower in sodium High Fat Foods - Chorizo sausage Low Fat Alternative - Turkey sausage, drained well (read label) Vegetarian sausage (made with tofu) Baked Goods High Fat Foods - Croissants, brioches, etc. Low Fat Alternative - Hard french rolls or soft brown ’n serve rolls High Fat Foods - Donuts, sweet rolls, muffins, scones, or pastries Low Fat Alternative - English muffins, bagels, reduced-fat or fat-free muffins or scones (choose lowest calorie variety) High Fat Foods - Party crackers Low Fat Alternative - Low-fat crackers (choose lowest in sodium) Saltine or soda crackers (choose lowest in sodium) High Fat Foods - Cake (pound, chocolate, yellow) Low Fat Alternative - Cake (angel food, white, gingerbread) High Fat Foods - Cookies Low Fat Alternative - Reduced-fat or fat-free cookies (graham crackers, ginger snaps, fig bars) (choose lowest calorie variety) Snacks and Sweets High Fat Foods - Nuts Low Fat Alternative - Popcorn (air-popped or light microwave), fruits, vegetables High Fat Foods - Ice cream, e.g., cones or bars Low Fat Alternative - Frozen yogurt, frozen fruit or chocolate pudding bars High Fat Foods - Custards or puddings (made with whole milk) Low Fat Alternative - Puddings (made with skim milk) Fats, Oils and Salad Dressings High Fat Foods - Regular margarine or butter Low Fat Alternative - Light spread margarines, diet margarine, or whipped butter, tub or squeeze bottle High Fat Foods - Regular mayonnaise Low Fat Alternative - Light or diet mayonnaise or mustard High Fat Foods - Butter or margarine on toast or bread Low Fat Alternative - Reduced-calorie or fat-free salad dressings, lemon juice, or plain, herb flavored, or wine vinegar High Fat Foods - Butter or margarine on toast or bread Low Fat Alternative - Jelly, jam, or honey on bread or toast High Fat Foods - Oils, shortening, or lard Low Fat Alternative - Nonstick cooking spray for stir-frying or sautéing As a substitute for oil or butter, use applesauce or prune puree in baked goods Miscellaneous High Fat Foods - Canned cream soups Low Fat Alternative - Canned broth-based soups High Fat Foods - Canned beans and franks Low Fat Alternative - Canned baked beans in tomato sauce High Fat Foods - Gravy (homemade with fat and/or milk) Low Fat Alternative - Gravy mixes made with water or homemade with the fat skimmed off and fat-free milk High Fat Foods - Fudge sauce Low Fat Alternative - Chocolate syrup High Fat Foods - Avocado on sandwiches Low Fat Alternative - Cucumber slices or lettuce leaves High Fat Foods - Guacamole dip or refried beans with lard Low Fat Alternative - Salsa Also, check out adding some of our dried cherries, cherry juice and award winning, fat-free salsa to your daily meals for great taste and no fat foods.
- Posted by Ada Manson