I’m all about making healthy food substitutions in my recipes where possible. Why? It’s directly related to food portions. The smaller amount of calories and fat, the more I get to eat! Genius right?
I’m more apt to use my must-have Misto Mister on food vs. dredging it in olive oil or butter. For example, my grilled cheese sandwich tastes just as good with a sprits of olive oil on the outside (to help toast the bread) vs. layering on butter. Try it, I promise you’ll never go back.
With that in mind I researched other healthy recipe substitutions to try out.
Please leave a comment with any substitutions you make while cooking!
Instead Of: Butter, Shortening or Oil in Baked Goods
Use: Applesauce or prune puree for half of the called for butter/oil/shortening
Instead Of: Heavy Cream
Use: Half and Half or evaporated skim milk
Instead Of: Eggs
Use: Two egg whites or 1/4 cup egg substitute (vs 1 full egg)
Instead Of: All purpose White Flour
Use: Substitute half with whole wheat flour
Instead Of: Reduced Fat Peanut Butter
Use: Natural Peanut Butter (much less sugar!)
Instead Of: Dark-meat Poultry
Use: White-meat Poultry (lower calories, fat and higher protein and iron)
Instead Of: Sour Cream or Mayo
Use: Greek Yogurt (half the fat and calories)
and my favorite!
Instead Of: White Wine
Use: Red Wine (usually lower in calories and offers other health benefits)
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