Food Terms that Indicate Fat Content

Part of the Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Managing diabetes means controlling the amount of fat that you eat. Food terms in recipes and menu items can help you identify high-fat and low-fat foods. Understanding these terms will help you determine which foods and recipes to avoid.

These terms indicate a low fat content:

  • Baked

  • Broiled

  • Cooked in its own juice

  • Poached

These terms indicate a high fat content:

  • Buttered or in butter sauce

  • Creamed or in cream sauce

  • Deep fried

  • Fried

  • In cheese sauce

  • In plum sauce

  • Sautéed

  • Sweet and sour

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