Keeping Eastbourne Lean
18th April 2016
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Many of us buy skinless chicken breasts to cut back on fat, which makes perfect sense. However, breading and deep-frying them does not. Fortunately, you don’t have to fry — many cooking techniques seal in flavour while keeping out extra fat and calories.

These easy tips will keep unwanted fat and calories out of your meat, poultry, and fish:

  • Always trim any fat you can see. Even lean cuts may be sold with fat on the edges —simply use a sharp knife to remove it. Before cooking chicken or turkey, pull all the skin off.
  • Add fish to your diet. Certain thick cuts of fish like tuna have a steak-like texture meat eaters might enjoy. Most fish are excellent healthy choices. Fatty fish like salmon, trout, and herring are extra good for you because of their omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Let hidden fat drain away from meat. Placing roasts and similar cuts on a rack in your cooking pan allows the fat to drip away as the meat cooks.
  • Choose healthy cooking methods. Use cooking techniques that don’t add calories, such as roasting, grilling, and poaching; avoid deep-frying.
  • Look for healthy recipes that add flavour without fat and calories. As an example, use chopped herbs or sesame seeds rather than breadcrumbs for a breading-like crust. Some seeds and nuts, like flaxseeds and walnuts, provide essential fatty acids, while others, like sunflower seeds, almonds, and hazelnuts, are good sources of vitamin E and provide some protein. Nuts and seeds can be ground and used instead of a heavy breading.
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Jon Morgan is a fitness expert and transformation specialist from Eastbourne ( East Sussex, UK ). Having worked with professional athletes and everyday people Jon uses his innovative techniques, education...

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