How to Cut Back on Saturated Fats
Cook with polyunsaturated and monounsaturated oils.
Avoid foods high in saturated fats such as beef, lamb, mutton, dark-meat poultry and poultry skin, butter and other whole-milk dairy products.
Read food labels on processed foods, especially those on chips, cookies and crackers. These foods often are made with highly saturated tropical oils, lard or hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Trim visible fat from meat before cooking. Remove the skin from chicken, turkey and duck before eating.
Cook the leanest cuts of meat.
Eat at least two meatless or low-meat meals a week.
Snack on fruits, carrot sticks, air-popped popcorn and low-fat crackers instead of chips and other high-fat snacks.