10th Day of Wellness

butter_webcropHealthy Food Substitutions

You love your grandmother’s bread pudding. But her recipe calls for 4 cups of whole milk, 1 stick of butter and 4 eggs—ingredients that raise the calorie count and fat content of this dessert. The solution? Redo the recipe by switching or reducing certain ingredients.
Many recipes can tolerate a healthy renovation without affecting the taste or texture of the food. So whether you’re trying to stick to a healthy-eating plan or you’re following a special diet, use the techniques listed below to make your recipes—including your time-honored family favorites—healthier.

Source: Recipe Makeovers: 5 Ways to Create Healthy Recipes

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Mark on Your Calendar:

When making a recipe that is baked, name three different substitutes for butter and how you can cut down the amount of sugar called for.