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Baking Substitutions

- Posted in Health & Wellness Tips

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… Try…
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
Frosting 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
Sugar Artificial sweetener for some or   all (follow manufacturer’s directions); 1/4 to 1/2 less sugar in the recipe