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Monday, June 2, 2014

Increase Your Health, Decrease The Guilt!

Ever read a recipe and think to yourself 'I wonder how I can make this healthier?' I know I do all the time. Today I will anwer that question for you and show you a super easy list of substitutions that you can use in your recipes to increase the health and decrease the guilt.




1 cup sour cream = 1 cup cottage cheese / or 1 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
-This replacement is a great source of calcium and protein
-It is much lower in fat and calories
-It works great with dip recipes
  TIP: If you are using cottage cheese as a replacement be sure to puree it in a blender for best results. You can also use Greek yogurt instead of mayo in chicken, tuna, and egg salads!



 

1 cup butter = 1 cup pureed avocado / or banana
-This works best for desserts and baking
-By substituting you are able eliminate saturated fat (bad fat) and replace it with healthy fat
-Reduces calories


 

1 cup flour = 1 cup whole wheat flour
-This works great for breads
-White flour is processed, whole wheat flour is not.
   TIP: It is sometimes necessary to increase the liquid in a recipe when using this as a substitute

 
 

1 cup sugar = 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
-A great replacement for cookies, cakes, and breads
-This reduces calories
TIP: You may need to decrease the liquid in the recipe when using this substitution


 

1 whole egg = 2 egg whites
-This lowers cholesterol


What substitutions do you use when you are cooking or baking?!

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Tori

1 comment:

  1. I love using Greek yogurt for sour cream. I am a big egg whites girl too. Every little bit helps.

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