Healthy cooking methods use less saturated fats and salt. Healthy cooking methods include steaming, boiling, sautéing, simmering, pressure cooking and stir-frying with minimal oil.
You can choose to add spices and herbs instead of adding excessive salt, butter or oil. When using canned vegetables, rinse them to remove excess salt or oil. You can reduce fat in your food by trimming visible fat from meat and by using skinless poultry.
When cooking vegetables, avoid overcooking to prevent the loss of important nutrients.