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Low Fat Recipes I

For the last 20 years, health authorities have been saying that a low fat diet is better for a healthy diet. However, not all fats are created equal. Modern research shows that fat in our diet may not be the sole culprit for obesity problems in society, and that it is very important to differentiate between types of fat.

Low Fat eating is when 20 to 30 percent of calories you consume each day come from fats.

Eating low fat you will find that your digestive system will function better - you get far less indigestion. You will feel healthier and have less cravings for high fat sweets and snacks.

In short, everyone can benefit from cutting some of the fat, especially "bad" fat (trans fat etc.) from their diets, and that is precisely what these recipes will help you accomplish.

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Low Fat Baking with Chia

Chia Digestive Science

Fat gives baked goods the moist, tender texture so prized in baking. For anyone looking to cut the fat in their favorite muffin, bread, cookie, or cake recipe, chia can help. Chia gel can be used tablespoon for tablespoon as a replacement for the fat or oil in your favorite recipe. If your cake recipe calls for 8 tablespoons of butter, you can replace half of those with chia gel without affecting the results. Chia also gives baked goods moisture. If Grandma's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe calls for 8 tablespoons of butter, use 4 tablespoons of butter and 4 tablespoons of chia gel without altering the taste or texture of your recipe.

Chia gel is a quick, easy staple you can whip up at home and store in your fridge. With a stash of chia gel at the ready, it's easy to increase the nutrient profile of your favorite foods. Add it to creamy foods, liquids, condiments, salad dressings, and even peanut butter and jelly. The gel doesn't affect flavors. What it does is increase a food's vitamin and mineral levels, and add protein and omega fatty acids. It promotes weight loss by filling your stomach with fiber. Here is one way to make chia gel.

Chia gel: Take 1-cup cool water and 1-1/2 tablespoons chia seeds. Pour the water into a sealable plastic or glass container. Slowly pour chia seeds into water while briskly mixing with wire whisk. Wait 3 or 4 minutes then whisk again. Let the mixture stand about 10 minutes before whisking again. Seal the container and store mixture in the refrigerator for up to two weeks to use as needed. Whisk before using. Note: Soaking in water will soften the chia seeds, but they will still be slightly crunchy. Makes 1-1/4 cup.

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