My kitchen is a no-butter zone! Well, with the exception of a teeny-tiny amount for toast. The worst part: it's not my rule. It's my fiance's. He doesn't loathe butter, he actually loves the stuff, but saturated fat is his #1 enemy. (Andy has high cholesterol and he's one of a few fortunate people I know who can keep it in check with a healthy diet and regular exercise.) And because butter is basically straight-up fat, most of which is saturated, we opt instead for some of these low-fat EatingWell dinners.
Dr. Philip Ades who wrote EatingWell for a Healthy Heart agrees. (The book was just nominated for a James Beard Award as one of the best healthy cookbooks of the year.) And, in fact, his cookbook puts together more than 150 delicious EatingWell recipes, none of which use butter!
Andy and I also make a point to eat sparingly other foods that are high in saturated fat-such as cheese and red meat. I may grudgingly respect his "no butter" rule, but I don't mind eating aRead More »from 6 dinners that trim fat