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Shocking Calories in Cooking Oils

by Reluctantly Healthy 3:36 mins

Shocking Calories in Cooking Oils

by Reluctantly Healthy 3:36 mins

Oils are stocked with calories, but how can you cook without them? Julieanna Hever, author of the "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition" (http://www.plantbaseddietitian.com), has some clever answers. Hever says you can cut out hundreds of calories a day by cutting out oil, as most contain 120 calories per tablespoon. "And," she adds, "it's pure fat." The oils lack fiber and other nutrients, so it's a refined, processed ingredient. Julianna shares a lot of tips for cutting out oil, including a swap for sautéing. When a tablespoon of oil is called for, use 1/4-cup of vegetable broth instead, she says. And you may not even notice the difference. Watch for more great ideas.

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