Ways To Get Good Fats

Here are a few more tips for choosing the best types of fat.

  • Choose leaner cuts of meat that do not have much visible fat. Leaner cuts include round cuts and sirloin cuts. Trim visible fat off meats before eating.
  • Sauté with olive oil or canola oil instead of butter.
  • Use olive oil in salad dressings and marinades.
  • Use canola oil when baking.
  • When re-heating soups or stews, skim the solid fats from the top before heating.
  • Sprinkle slivered nuts or sunflower seeds on salads instead of bacon bits.
  • Snack on a small handful of nuts rather than potato chips or processed crackers.
  • Try peanut butter or other nut-butter spreads (which do not contain trans fat) on celery, bananas, or low-fat crackers.
  • Add slices of avocado rather than cheese to your sandwich.
  • Once or twice a week prepare fish, such as salmon or mackerel, instead of meat.


Always consult with a registered dietitian or healthcare professional before changing your diet.