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Serving the Community Since 1956

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Healthy Substitutions


How do we make our favorite foods healthier without giving up all of the flavor? There are many healthy food substitutions worth a try. Here are a few:

Unsweetened Applesauce for oil or butter - first try swapping half of the amount, if you like it, substitute the whole amount. Works great in sweet breads, muffins and pre-boxed mixes.

Avocado Puree for butter - they are both fats and nearly the same consistency. Try swapping cup for cup for a healthier fat.


Mashed Banana for fats - One cup mashed banana works great for replacing one cup of butter or oil.

Evaporated Skim Milk for cream - around the same consistency and a lot less fat! Swap cup for cup.

Flax Meal for eggs - Mix 1 tablespoon ground flax seed (flax meal) with 3 tablespoons warm water and whisk briskly. Let it sit in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes before substituting for 1 egg in any baked recipe.

Cauliflower for rice - grate, steam and season.

Black Beans for flour - one can drained and rinsed. When baking, swap out 1 cup black bean puree for 1 cup of flour.

Here's to healthy cooking and baking!

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