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Healthy Baking Swaps

Try substituting these popular ingredients for healthier ones!


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Healthy Baking Swaps

Healthy Baking Swaps

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When your recipe calls for whole milk, use fat-free (skim) or low-fat milk. Best used for: beverages, sauces & baked goods

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  • L'Briska Robertson
    L'Briska Robertson

    The lower the fat, the more chemical processes it had to be put through in order to make it that way. We try to stay away from cow's milk all-together. Even in organic milk, you are most assuredly getting milk from a pregnant cow and we don't need those extra hormones either.

  • Annette Dombrowski
    Annette Dombrowski

    I currently use this alternative.

  • Erica Toyama
    Erica Toyama

    Organic whole fat milk is the healthiest by far

  • Laura Anderton
    Laura Anderton

    Wanna know what is in your milk? Own a cow!

  • Floor
    Floor

    you might as well use water.

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When your recipe calls for sour cream, use nonfat plain yogurt instead.

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  • Rhonda Thoman
    Rhonda Thoman

    Soon, I will have a chiobani plant very near my house.

  • Nettie Rose
    Nettie Rose

    Also try Almond Breeze with only 40 calories a cup. I have switched from n/f milk to Almond Breeze.

  • Rhonda Thoman
    Rhonda Thoman

    What is almond breeze? like a soy milk or something/

  • Melanie | Carmel Moments
    Melanie | Carmel Moments

    I love to do this. I especially enjoy using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream in things like dips.

  • Kelly A
    Kelly A

    Almond Breeze is almond milk. It's my fave!

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Baby prunes are a healthy alternative when a brownie or dark quick bread recipe calls for butter.

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  • Diana Ruiz
    Diana Ruiz

    How does it taste ???

  • Bird's Party
    Bird's Party

    Is is baby food prunes, or baby prunes?

  • Kristin Fugate
    Kristin Fugate

    Baby FOOD prunes and the taste of prunes is undetectable.

  • Patricia's Patticakes
    Patricia's Patticakes

    This is a wonderful idea! Can't wait to try it :)

  • marianne deleonardis
    marianne deleonardis

    Or you can use Apple sauce

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When your recipe calls for heavy cream, use evaporated skim milk.

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  • Alexis Cousino
    Alexis Cousino

    I'm going to try this one

  • Karen Noble
    Karen Noble

    Can't wait to try it!

  • Ruth Spohr
    Ruth Spohr

    I have done this for sometime and found it to be a very good alternative plus I always keep it in the cupboard.

  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    Visiting Nurse Service of New York

    We did this for our healthy spinach quiche recipe http://blogs.vnsny.org/2012...

Use applesauce and buttermilk when your recipe calls for vegetable oil, butter or margarine.

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  • Karen Noble
    Karen Noble

    Great suggestions!

  • Bird's Party
    Bird's Party

    apple sauce + buttermilk?

  • Jennifer Niles-Burch
    Jennifer Niles-Burch

    Use the same amount of the fat you are replacing. If the recipe calls for 1/2 c. butter, use 1/2C. applesauce. Works in cookies too! They will be moister, somewhat cake like, but still good!

  • Angela Purvee
    Angela Purvee

    bread making

  • Roxanne Mapache
    Roxanne Mapache

    Simple solution!

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When your recipe calls for seasoning salt, use salt-free dried herb blends, fresh herbs, garlic or fresh peppers.

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Use mini chocolate chips, not chocolate chunks.

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  • Kathy Boles
    Kathy Boles

    I switched and use about 1/2 as much--they disperse in batter much easier due to their size--my girls have never noticed!

  • Jennifer Niles-Burch
    Jennifer Niles-Burch

    Or try carob chips:)

When your frosting recipe calls for butter, try marshmallow cream instead.

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  • Stephanie Graham-Strohmenger
    Stephanie Graham-Strohmenger

    have you looked at the ingredients for Fluff, no way am I eating that. I will stick with the butter

  • Tara Hutto
    Tara Hutto

    Rather have the whole butter vs. that processed fluff in a jar any day! Same with the whole milk. Unprocessed vs. processed...unprocessed is better!

  • Carol Blake
    Carol Blake

    Fail!

  • Jo Ann Wright
    Jo Ann Wright

    I'll just eat the marshmallow cream by itself and skip the cake entirely!

  • Karen Noble
    Karen Noble

    Just might work!

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When your recipe calls for sour cream, use low-fat yogurt and cottage cheese.

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  • webber naturals
    webber naturals

    Or instead of mayo, use greek yogurt.

  • >> A m a n d a  B a r r i e <<
    >> A m a n d a B a r r i e <<

    Nah, gimme the fatty stuff!

  • Annette Dombrowski
    Annette Dombrowski

    What is the principal behind the cottage cheeze?

  • Rogina Mathes AKA Crazy in the Kitchen
    Rogina Mathes AKA Crazy in the Kitchen

    probably higher protein in the cottage cheese. Also cottage cheese contains casein which can help whittle stomach fat over time.