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High Fat, Low Fat?

Not sure what foods are higher in fat? Here are a few examples of foods that are higher in fat and calories vs. some lower fat foods that you can choose to replace them:


Higher fat and calories

  • Whole milk and cheeses
  • Coffee cream or non-dairy creamer
  • Pasta with white sauce (for example, Alfredo)
  • Fresh or frozen breaded fish or fried fish
  • Regular or medium ground beef
  • Donuts, muffins or pastries

Lower fat and calories

  • Fat-free or reduced fat milk and cheese with less than 20% milk fat (M.F)
  • Fat-free or reduced fat milk or fat-free dry milk powder
  • Pasta with red sauce (for example, marinara) served with a grilled chicken breast
  • Fresh or frozen unbreaded fish
  • Extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • Whole wheat English muffins or multigrain bagels

Here are some healthy cooking methods:

  • Broiling
  • Boiling
  • Stir frying
  • Steaming
  • Grilling (oven, BBQ or home grillers) - cook on a lower heat for a longer time
  • Crock Pot

If you're able to work with a dietitian, they can help you come up with a nutritional plan that will incorporate your favourite foods, special treats, portion sizes, and lifestyle, such as heavy exercise or travel. Some websites that can provide you with helpful nutrition information are: www.diabetes.ca (Just the Basics) and for personalized meal plans (www.healthcanada.gc.ca/foodguide)