In addition to draining the ground meats, beef, turkey, chicken, pork, etc. Take the pot and put a wire strainer over it then run it under hot water and drain. This will wash away most of the fat. If you season while you cook, you'll need to re-season, because it washes your seasoning away too.
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Try "switching out" one higher fat item for a lower calorie and lower fat item.
Instead of adding sour cream to tacos I "switch out" the sour cream for low fat cottage cheese. Tastes just as good and is lower in fat and calories. I also "switch out" whip cream on pancakes for thin banana slices on whole wheat pancakes. You can hardly tell the difference.
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