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Let’s face it, healthy eating gets a really bad rap.

Generally, people consider healthy food to not be as delicious as high calorie, full-fat foods. This is just NOT true! You can eat healthy without having to sacrifice flavor. Some easy, healthy substitutions or adjustments to your recipes can really cut down calories and sugar content, without losing the tastes you love. Try incorporating some of these changes into your cooking and baking. We promise you will be pleasantly surprised!

BisquickKodiak Cakes Flapjack and Waffle Mix
Quest All-Purpose Mix
Butter
Margarine
Shortening
or oil in baked goods
Applesauce for half of the called-for butter
Avocado
Greek Yogurt
Butter
Margarine
Shortening
or oil to prevent sticking
Cooking spray or nonstick pans
Coconut Oil
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
CreamFat-free half-and-half
Evaporated skim milk
Cream cheese
Coffee Creamer
Fat-free or low-fat cream cheese
Pureed low-fat cottage cheese
Skim Milk
Healthwise Cappuccino  or hot chocolate flavors
EggsTwo egg whites
Pureed Black Beans
Evaporated MilkEvaporated skim milk
Ground beefExtra-lean ground beef
Ground Turkey
MayonnaiseLight Mayonnaise
Oil-based marinadesBalsamic Vinegar
Salad dressingLight or reduced-calorie dressing
Flavored vinegars
Sour cream, full fatLight, fat-free sour cream
Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt
SugarStevia-based sugar substitute
WIO Smart and Sweet sugar substitute
For baking- half substitute and half real sugar
SyrupSugar-free syrup
Fresh berries
White BreadWhite RiceWhite PastaWhole-GRAIN bread (look for at least 5 grams of fiber)
Brown Rice
Quinoa
Whole-wheat pasta, with high fiber
Spaghetti Squash
Sliced Zucchini
Whole MilkReduced-fat Milk
Skim Milk

 

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