Low-Calorie, Lower Fat Alternative Foods-July 26,2011

These low-calorie alternatives provide new ideas for old favorites. When making a food choice, remember to consider vitamins and minerals. Some foods provide most of their calories from sugar and fat but give you few, if any, vitamins and minerals.
This guide is not meant to be an exhaustive list. We encourage you to read labels to find out just how many calories are in the specific products you decide to buy.
Dairy Products

Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Evaporated whole milk • Evaporated fat-free (skim) or reduced-fat (2%) milk
• Whole milk • Low-fat (1%), reduced-fat (2%), or fat-free (skim) milk
• Ice cream • Sorbet, sherbet, low-fat or fat-free frozen yogurt, or ice cream
• Whipping cream • Imitation whipped cream (made with fat-free [skim] milk)
• Sour cream • Plain low-fat yogurt
• Cream cheese • Neufchatel or “light” cream cheese or fat-free cream cheese
• Cheese (cheddar, Swiss, jack) • Reduced-calorie cheese, low-calorie processed cheeses, etc.
• Fat-free cheese
• American cheese • Fat-free American cheese or other types of fat-free cheeses
• Regular (4%) cottage cheese • Low-fat (1%) or reduced-fat (2%) cottage cheese
• Whole milk mozzarella cheese • Part-skim milk, low-moisture mozzarella cheese
• Whole milk ricotta cheese • Part-skim milk ricotta cheese
• Coffee cream (½ and ½) or nondairy creamer (liquid, powder) • Low-fat (1%) or reduced-fat (2%) milk or fat-free dry milk powder

Cereals, Grains, and Pastas
Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Ramen noodles • Rice or noodles (spaghetti, macaroni, etc.)
• Pasta with white sauce (alfredo) • Pasta with red sauce (marinara)
• Pasta with cheese sauce • Pasta with vegetables (primavera)
• Granola • Bran flakes, crispy rice, etc.
• Cooked grits or oatmeal
• Reduced-fat granola

Meat, Fish, and Poultry
Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Coldcuts or lunch meats (bologna, salami, liverwurst, etc.) • Low-fat coldcuts (95 to 97% fat-free lunch meats, low-fat pressed meats)
• Hot dogs (regular) • Lower fat hot dogs
• Bacon or sausage • Canadian bacon or lean ham
• Regular ground beef • Extra-lean ground beef such as ground round or ground turkey (read labels)
• Chicken or turkey with skin, duck, or goose • Chicken or turkey without skin (white meat)
• Oil-packed tuna • Water-packed tuna (rinse to reduce sodium content)
• Beef (chuck, rib, brisket) • Beef (round, loin) (trimmed of external fat) (choose select grades)
• Pork (spareribs, untrimmed loin) • Pork tenderloin or trimmed, lean smoked ham
• Frozen breaded fish or fried fish (homemade or commercial) • Fish or shellfish, unbreaded (fresh, frozen, canned in water)
• Whole eggs • Egg whites or egg substitutes
• Frozen TV dinners containing more than 13 grams of fat per serving • Frozen TV dinners containing less than 13 grams of fat per serving and lower in sodium
• Chorizo sausage • Turkey sausage, drained well (read label)
• Vegetarian sausage (made with tofu)

Baked Goods
Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Croissants, brioches, etc. • Hard french rolls or soft brown ’n serve rolls
• Donuts, sweet rolls, muffins, scones, or pastries • English muffins, bagels, reduced-fat or fat-free muffins or scones (choose lowest calorie variety)
• Party crackers • Low-fat crackers (choose lowest in sodium)
• Saltine or soda crackers (choose lowest in sodium)
• Cake (pound, chocolate, yellow) • Cake (angel food, white, gingerbread)
• Cookies • Reduced-fat or fat-free cookies (graham crackers, ginger snaps, fig bars) (choose lowest calorie variety)

Snacks and Sweets
Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Nuts • Popcorn (air-popped or light microwave), fruits, vegetables
• Ice cream, e.g., cones or bars • Frozen yogurt, frozen fruit or chocolate pudding bars
• Custards or puddings (made with whole milk) • Puddings (made with skim milk)

Fats, Oils, and Salad Dressings
Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Regular margarine or butter • Light spread margarines, diet margarine, or whipped butter, tub or squeeze bottle
• Regular mayonnaise • Light or diet mayonnaise or mustard
• Regular salad dressings • Reduced-calorie or fat-free salad dressings, lemon juice, or plain, herb flavored, or wine vinegar
• Butter or margarine on toast or bread • Jelly, jam, or honey on bread or toast
• Oils, shortening, or lard • Nonstick cooking spray for stir-frying or sautéing
• As a substitute for oil or butter, use applesauce or prune puree in baked goods

Higher Fat Foods Lower Fat Alternative
• Canned cream soups • Canned broth-based soups
• Canned beans and franks • Canned baked beans in tomato sauce
• Gravy (homemade with fat and/or milk) • Gravy mixes made with water or homemade with the fat skimmed off and fat-free milk
• Fudge sauce • Chocolate syrup
• Avocado on sandwiches • Cucumber slices or lettuce leaves
• Guacamole dip or refried beans with lard • Salsa

Source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/obesity/lose_wt/lcal_fat.htm

Many tourists traveling north to Baguio or Bataan make a stop at Clark Philippines to buy some bottles of fine vintage wine at Clark Wine Center, the best place to buy wine in the Philippines. Conveniently located near the Mimosa Leisure Golf Estate which has the Casino and the well known 36-hole championship golf course of Mimosa, frequently visited Clark Wine Center is a well known destination for wine loving tourists and residents of Angeles City Pampanga and Manila to be one of the best wine shops in the Philippines.

One way to relax and unwind after work is to pamper yourself to a nice dinner at one of the famous fine dining restaurants and wine bars in Angeles City and Clark Pampanga. To fully enjoy the romantic cozy dining ambience many guests first stop by the well known wine shop called Clark Wine Center located near the entrance of Clark Freeport to pick up a few bottles of fine vintage wine to bring to dinner.

Wine Shop Manila offers best luxurious beers in Philippines called Vintage Beer.
Birthday gift of wine is the most popular gift idea this year in Philippines. Yats Wine Cellars offers birthday wine gifts that are unique and certain to make the recipient very happy. These birthday wines are not available in wine shops so it is a unique bottle of wine for the recipient.

Philippines Pampanga Clark Freeport is well known for its safety and security, boasting the lowest crime rates in the country. The absence of traffic and pollution also helps to position Clark Pampanga at the top of tourists’ list of destinations for vacation and get-away from Manila with families and friends. Pampanga Clark Freeport is one of the tourist destinations in the Philippines where visitors enjoy some of the finer things in life such as fine dining, beautiful resorts, golf courses and casinos. Here wine lovers get to indulge in shopping for some rare and great vintage wines, all available at their disposal at attractive prices in this famous wine shop outside of Manila in Clark Pampanga.


Getting to this wine shop in Pampanga Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Philippines from Manila
Getting to the Clark Wine Center wine shop from Manila is quite simple: after entering Clark Freeport from Dau and Angeles City, proceed straight along the main highway M A Roxas. Clark Wine Center is the stand-along white building on the right, at the corner A Bonifacio Ave. From the Clark International Airport DMIA, ask the taxi to drive towards the entrance of Clark going to Angeles City. From Mimosa, just proceed towards the exit of Clark and this wine shop is on the opposite side of the main road M A Roxas.

Best place to buy wine in Clark Pampanga outside Manila near Subic and Angeles City Philippines is Clark Wine Center.

Click here to contact Clark Wine Center in Clark Pampanga for inquiries and orders.

Clark Wine Center
Bldg 6460 Clark Observatory Building
Manuel A. Roxas Highway corner A Bonifacio Ave,
Angeles Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga 2023
0922-870-5173 0917-826-8790 (ask for Ana Fe)


YATS Wine Cellars
Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 ask for Rea or Chay

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While in Clark, it might be a good idea to enjoy an evening of wine-and-dine in the fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar that features an award winning 2700-line wine list. Highly recommended fine dining restaurant in Manila for special occasion is Yats Restaurant & Wine Lounge located in the famous Mimosa Leisure Estate in Clark Pampanga. Situated near this popular restaurant in Clark is the Mimosa Golf Course as well as the Mimosa Clark Casino. This top rated restaurant near Angeles City Pampanga in Clark Philippines is frequently used for private parties and corporate functions such as board meetings and other gatherings. It is located in Mimosa Leisure Estate of Clark Freeport Zone. For more information, visit http://www.YatsRestaurant.com

YATS Leisure Philippines is a developer and operator of clubs, resorts and high-class restaurants and wine shops in Clark Angeles Philippines http://www.YatsLeisure.com

Looking for famous tourists spots, places to visit and see, relax and unwind in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines? You may want to check out these sites also:


Besides good restaurants to wine and dine near Manila, Subic or in Angeles City Pampanga, Clark Philippines, those requiring assistance for hotel and resort bookings in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines may log on to http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com for more information and reservations.

The lifestyle in Clark Pampanga is quite unique. For more information about shopping, sports, golf, leisure, hotel accommodation, where to see and visit, what to do, where to wine and dine and good places to hang out, relax, have a drink with friends, child-friendly establishments, log on to

Wine lovers looking for a special bottle or something that is of great value and special discounts might log on to this web site to shop for fine vintage wines

Those visitors who plan to relax and unwind in Angeles City, Subic, Pampanga, Clark Philippines might make an effort to book a room at the famous beach and lake resort Clearwater Resort & Country Club. This famous hotel in Clark Pampanga is frequently visited by families with children looking for a good place in Clark to see, a good holiday destination for the family to relax and unwind in the beautiful outdoor facilities. For more information, log on to www.ClearwaterPhilippines.com

Wedding planners, organizers and consultants are busy looking for good facilities and destinations for wedding couples to get married out of town but conveniently accessible from Manila.

The resorts and hotels in Clark Philippines are, to many, a fine example to leisure lifestyle of suburban city in America. Top ratted wedding venues in this resort of Clark Pampanga, are near the lake, beach, 13 hectares of picnic grounds covered with trees and green all put together to deliver a memorable getaway experience for foreign tourists visiting Angeles City Clark Philippines and residents of Manila driving up to Clark for a day trip or a weekend family outing. The beach resorts, leisure parks and vacation hotels in Clark Pampanga offer a unique ambience that supports a laidback relaxing lifestyle. Many visitors travel north to Clark Pampanga from Manila to unwind and relax in these resorts.

Family with children can enjoy the picnic grounds and several large and small spots for swimming and water sports inside this resort in Pampanga. Parents can enjoy a day in leisure and relaxation in the shade provided by large Acacia trees throughout this resort. The ambience and beautiful view of the outdoor facilities of this beach resort in Clark Pampanga attracts visitors to go out of town from Manila for a getaway in the north.

Beach wedding venue is very popular in Manila, Subic, Pampanga Angeles City and
Clark Philippines. Young wedding couples prefer outdoor beach wedding followed up by garden styled outdoor wedding receptions in Philippines. Best beach wedding venue in Philippines is Clearwater Resort wedding venues near Manila, Angeles City, Clark Philippines.

Traffic along the North Expressway NLEX from Manila to Clark is always light and the new Subic Tarlac Clark Expressway ScTex takes visitors straight into Clark Freeport without going through any towns and cities along the way.

For reservations, comments and inquiries,


Philippines Wedding Venues Service Center
Creekside Road corner of Centennial Road,
Central Business District, Clark Freeport Zone,
Pampanga, Philippines 2023

Tel: (045)599-5949 0917-520-4403 0922-870-5177

Manila Sales Office
3003C East Tower, Phil Stock Exchange Center,
Exchange Rd Ortigas Metro Manila, Philippines 1605
(632) 637-5019 0917-520-4393 Rea or Chay

Email: Wedding@Yats-International.com

For more information about hotels and resorts near Manila in Subic, Angeles City, Clark, Pampanga, Philippines log on to http://www.HotelClarkPhilippines.com.

To inquire with the beach resort hotel in Clark Pampanga visit http://www.ClearwaterPhililippines.com

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