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I'm having problems with my gall bladder and have been told to cut down the fat in my diet. Any low-fat foods you guys can suggest to me? Possibly bear in mind that I'm prone to anaemia and also need my diet to be low in potassium.

(My cooking skill level: I can boil water! And make omelettes and scrambled eggs! And stir fry! And... that's about it, actually.)

Date: 2012-03-26 03:49 pm (UTC)
sporky_rat: Jars of orange fruit, backlit (food)
From: [personal profile] sporky_rat
Have you looked at The Stone Soup? Ignore the adverts, but the recipes are generally pretty good.

Date: 2012-03-26 07:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] geeksdoitbetter
i enjoy using a pre mixed salad dealie - you know, many green things in a bag/box

i make my own dressing with a bit of oil, bit of vinegar and a several shakes of any green seasoning mix, plus a splash of water to soften the herbs

which is to say, most veg will be low fat (except avacadoes, oddly)

Date: 2012-03-27 04:11 pm (UTC)
carodee: Painting of The Madwoman of Chaillot (Default)
From: [personal profile] carodee
I did a quick google using the term 'recipes cut out fat' and found a bunch of sites like this. So that's a good place to start for substituting low fat for high fat ingredients.

If you have trouble with anemia, you might try cast iron which leeches iron into your food as you cook it. (This tip is anecdotal from a friend who used cast iron and her doctor told her that was why her iron count was so high.) If you season it right, you don't need much oil in the pan. If you can only buy one, then a cast iron pot for soups would be my first choice.

If you eat meat, try buffalo (or beefalo). Apparently very low in bad cholesterol-raising fats. I don't know if this translates to all fats. Chicken and turkey are very low fat, esp. breast meat.

Learning to cook can be a pain but if you get a basic how to cookbook and try a new recipe once a week, you'll pick up the general theory pretty quickly. It's all mostly 'how long do you cook stuff until they're tasty/bacteria killed' and 'how does this spice thing work anyway', with bonus 'a good sauce/gravy/salad dressing' makes everything taste better.

Good luck! :-)

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