Low-fat Diet, Anybody?

Also, another question. Is anybody here on a low-fat diet? Can you recommend any books? I’ve just been to the store, and I found everything but. I don’t buy recipe books online because it’s almost guaranteed the purchase won’t work out this way.

The Ukrainian diet is traditionally high-fat, high-sodium, so I automatically veer towards this kind of stuff, and as we have recently seen, I’m not managing to unlearn these unhealthy practices on my own.


9 thoughts on “Low-fat Diet, Anybody?”

  1. I am recently due to my recent angioplasty. It is really simple. I am limited to red meat no more than twice a week. Mostly I eat Kurdish peasant food. I have lentil soup and brown bread in the morning along with kefir. For lunch and dinner I have rice, chicken, beans, and vegetable soup.

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  2. I might be, although I don’t do it all that consciously.

    — Japanese food and some other Asian
    — Mediterranean food
    — Peruvian food
    are all fairly low-fat (with exceptions; I am talking about most dishes).

    — cheese
    — bacon
    — butter
    — chocolate
    but I assume you already have.

    — what J. Otto Pohl says, and variations thereof; soup and again soup
    — salad; you can make a great dressing by mixing hummus and lime juice
    — chile verde and other things that are rich-tasting but not because of fat
    — green gumbo with fresh corn, okra, and shrimp
    more things like this.


  3. I don’t know how you feel about slow cookers. I was hesitant to get one but it ended up by being a great purchase. But if you are amenable to the idea of a slow cooker and since I know you like Indian food, I highly recommend this cookbook: Anupy Singla, The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes.

    It’s one of my favorite cookbooks. Everything I’ve tried comes out tasting delicious and the vast majority of the recipes are vegetarian and low fat. And if you get yourself slightly organized to get everything going in the morning, you get to come home to delicious, freshly cooked Indian food.

    Here is a link if you are interested: https://www.amazon.com/Indian-Slow-Cooker-Healthy-Authentic/dp/1572841117


    1. This is just a side note. But I like and use many of the recipes you put on the blog. And none of them strike me as particularly high fat or unhealthy. I’m quite surprised that you need to rethink your diet!


      1. It’s getting to the point where I can’t eat anything I care about eating. It’s very confusing. And I’m not even that old.

        I’m very happy you use the recipes, though!


  4. I don’t consciously eat a low-fat diet, but I think eating massive loads of lentils/beans and vegetables naturally makes my diet so.

    In the winter, there’s nothing better than chillis. This black bean and sweet potato chilli is a massive hit in our home. Sweet potato is one of the healthiest vegetables one can eat.


    Also, I roast a lot of veg. Doesn’t require too much oil, and the charred veggies taste incredibly delicious. This is from a couple of days ago (with tahini + zaatar + lime dressing):

    One trick I use to reduce the roasting time by more than half is that I microwave the veg in a tablespoon of water in a covered bowl for about 3-4 minutes (depends on size of your cut vegetables, of course). That cooks them through enough, so the oven can be used just to brown and char instead of wasting time on cooking the vegetables on the inside.

    This was literally 20 minutes @ 425, followed by a minute of broiling.

    Like Evelina said, Indian cuisine (home cooking, though, not the restaurant versions) lends itself nicely to low fat meals. Simplest way to cook vegetables:

    crackle cumin seeds in a tiny amount of oil,
    add spices you like
    add veg, mix
    cook, covered, on low heat until veggies cooked through


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