I often saute vegetables in broth. But, sauteeing them in olive oil is not a bad thing either. Some vitamins are fat soluble, so you need some healthy fat in your diet so your body can absorb them.
Lightening up recipes doesn't just mean cutting calories, fat & sugar. You can lighten up the sodium content of recipes by cutting back on the salt and using more herbs and spices. Look for lower-sodium soups, broth, soy sauce, canned vegetables (or substitute fresh or frozen vegetables for canned).
Also, remember that cottage cheese is actually high in sodium. Most brands have 400 mg sodium per 1/2 cup serving. Fat-free Greek yogurt is a good substitute in some recipes for cottage cheese.
- 8/10/2013 3:15:43 PM