Lightening up the Fried Recipes
Sometimes, fried chicken or French fries become part of a meal. And while some would argue these choices aren’t the healthiest food options, there are ways to lighten up fried foods by changing the oil in which these foods are prepared. The chart below lists your oil options for frying.
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So, forego using lard or shortening the next time you choose to fry foods. Canola and sunflower oils can be found in grocery stores and are great options for your fried recipes. These oils have a number of positive health characteristics, including zero trans fat, low saturated fat, and relatively higher levels of “heart-healthy” monounsaturated fat.