Definition of low-fat in US English:



  • Denoting or relating to food or a diet that is low or relatively low in fat, especially saturated fat.

    ‘if you have a sweet tooth, opt for things like fruit and low-fat yogurt’
    ‘they switched to a low-fat diet’
    • ‘Food processors responded to these concerns, rolling out fat-free and low-fat cheeses, yogurts, lunchmeat and cookies.’
    • ‘Good sources of calcium are low-fat yogurt, beans, broccoli, kale, spinach and calcium-fortified orange juice.’
    • ‘A low-fat, low-calorie regimen may not only help Americans lose weight, but may also boost the immune system.’
    • ‘To complement your chili, add a salad with low-fat dressing and a wheat tortilla, brown rice or cornbread.’
    • ‘Want a low-fat alternative to red meat?’
    • ‘This great-tasting chickpea offers a low-fat source of fiber, protein, iron, vitamins A and C, and folic acid.’
    • ‘After several years of settling for low-fat - and often tasteless - alternatives in the name of health, consumers have decided they deserve something better, something indulgent.’
    • ‘Some 300,000 bison are currently being raised in the United States for their unique, low-fat meat.’
    • ‘The concept of a low-sugar, low-fat shake was probably ahead of its time two decades ago.’
    • ‘Low-fat diets are often sugar-packed, and combined with low activity could encourage obesity.’