Love Southern-style cooking but hate the calories? Here are some tips to modify recipes from the American Institute for Cancer Research, which recommends a low-fat diet:

- Steam greens just until tender to retain vitamins; toss with a light vinaigrette rather than seasoning them with fatty bacon or ham hocks.- Put apple butter on biscuits instead of butter and jam.

- Use brown rice instead of white to get extra fiber.

- Grill chicken and catfish instead of frying.

- Skip fat-laden pound cake and serve angel-food topped with sliced peaches or berries.