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Opt for a healthier oil.
The Mediterranean diet generally calls for extra-virgin olive oil as a top choice, but we’re all for finding the best healthy oil based on your cooking needs.
When we spoke to chef and nutritionist Serena Poon, C.N., CHC, CHN, she gave us a complete guide to swapping out processed vegetable oils in cooking. For example, go for avocado oil if you’re cooking food at higher temperatures and olive oil for lower-temp projects.
If you need a swap for baking, consider opting for mashed fruit (like bananas). “Including fruit in your ingredient list can infuse your treats with fiber and phytonutrients,” says Poon —an added bonus.