Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Healthy Eating, Cooking, & Baking Swaps

Recipes are easier to alter than you may think. Here are a few ideas to cut some fat and calories from your meals.

  • Replace 1/2 the oil in cakes, breads, and muffins with applesauce, pumpkin puree, lowfat yogurt, or mashed bananas. You will be surprised how little this changes the taste in your baked goods!

  • Sautee your vegis and meats in broth instead of oil. Broth is flavorful and close to fat free!

  • Use whipped butter for spreading-tastes just as good but with significantly less fat.

  • Use chicken breast instead of legs or thighs. And don't forget to remove the skin.

  • Bake, broil, grill, poach your proteins- hey everything tastes better on the grill!

  • Steam or Grill your vegis! Grilled vegi kabobs have quickly become a favorite at our house.

  • Replace your dinner starch with a vegi

  • Replace mayo with avocado or mustard. Avocados are still high in fat so use sparingly. But its the good, heart healthy fat.

  • Use brown rice, whole grain bread and whole grain pasta. Just say no to white foods :)

Anyone else have any food swaps to share?


  1. mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes...I've tried it once or twice and where it's not TOTALLY the same experience, it's a good swap!

  2. In cream soups, you can use a pureed potato or cauliflower to add thickness and richness without the fat of cream!

  3. Awesome tips!! I will pick up some of these ingredients at the farmer's market today!

  4. Those are some great ideas and I will make sure to use some of them



  5. thanks for the suggestions ladies! I have not tried those but definately will :) Keep em coming!



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