eHow: Healthy, Hassle-Free Food

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Healthy, Hassle-Free FoodsAs part of a recent interview for eHow, writer Marie Horrigan asked me about easy ways to cook healthy – the article, 5 Tips for Healthy, Hassle-Free Food, is now live on the site and I welcome your comments.

Horrigan asked several nutrition experts about their best (and easiest) lessons for getting in the habit of cooking healthy and eating right. As Jennifer Iserloh, chef and author of “Secrets of a Skinny Chef” said about making healthy diet changes: “There are easy ways you can do it even before you start cooking.”

“One obvious target is dairy products: Many people think, incorrectly, that 2 percent milk is significantly healthier than whole milk. In fact, one cup of 2 percent milk has 130 calories and 5 grams of fat, compared to 150 calories and 8 grams of fat in whole milk. Whole milk also has 5 grams of potentially heart-damaging saturated fat, while 2 percent milk has 3 grams of saturated fat. Even a switch to 1 percent milk cuts the calorie count to 110 and halves the fat content to 2.5 grams, including 1.5 grams of saturated fat.

The best choice, nutritionally, is skim milk, but some people dislike its watery consistency. An easy solution, Iserloh said, is to try skim milk plus, which has added milk solids for a creamier taste.

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