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Here's how to slim down those fatty dishes to lose weight

November 23, 2010|By Mary Forgione, For the Los Angeles Times
(Rodale Books / Associated…)

Making smart choices about food doesn’t begin at the dinner table. The key to eating more healthfully is to slim down a favorite dish without sacrificing flavor.

This Allentown Morning Call story explains the thinking behind the "Cook This, Not That!: Easy and Awesome 350-Calorie Meals" cookbook, second in a series that began as a feature in Men's Health. "With more than 150 recipes, it shows you how to turn expensive and diet-busting restaurant foods into healthier alternatives in your kitchen," the story says.

Low-calorie clones of fatty foods also mean seeing more food on the plate. Check out this DailySpark blog that shows pictures of 300-calorie dishes side-by-side with an eat-out counterpart. Compare that with these photos of the "50 Fattiest Foods Across the Nation." 

And here's another Morning Call story that adds another healthful-eating tip: Pay with cash instead of credit.

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