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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Getting ready for the Holidays? Let's Bake Smartly for Better Health

Found this tidbit on Spark People!
 Baking Substitutions
Making meals count is important. Meals should be satisfying, good tasting, pleasing to the eye, nutritious, and have a texture that is pleasing to your palate. Otherwise, you WILL feel deprived. The good news? It is easy to modify some of your favorite recipes by using the sensational substitutions listed below--no one will even notice the difference!

Instead of...

 1/2 cup oil, butter or margarine
 1/4 cup applesauce + 1/4 cup canola oil, butter, or margarine

 1 egg
 2 egg whites

 Sweetened condensed milk
 Nonfat sweetened condensed milk

 Evaporated milk
 Evaporated skim milk

 1 cup chocolate chips
 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, chopped dried fruit, or chopped nuts

 Sliced fresh fruit with a dusting of powdered sugar

 Sour cream
 Nonfat sour cream, low-fat sour cream, pureed low-fat cottage cheese

 Whole milk
 Skim milk

 Cream cheese
 Low-fat cream cheese

 Artificial sweetener for some or all (follow manufacturer's directions); 1/4 to 1/2 less sugar in the recipe

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