Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Weekly Tip: Healthy Cooking Substitutes

Today's weekly tip comes from a program available on our cable system's on-demand menu last week. I thought these were some great healthy cooking substitutes that anyone can use to lower calories and fat in their cooking. Some of them are cheaper, too!

Heavy Cream~ Substitute an equal amount of Evaporated Skim Milk. in a 1 Cup portion, you'll save 620 calories and 88 grams of fat!

1 Egg~ Substitute 2 Egg Whites and you'll save 45 calories and 5 grams of fat!

Oil~ Substitute equal amounts of Unsweetened Applesauce (great for cake mixes!). For a 2 Tablespoon portion, you'll save 225 calories and 28 grams of fat!!!

Mayo~ Substitute an equal amount of Nonfat Yogurt. In a 4 Tablespoon portion, you'll save 373 calories and 38 grams of fat!

Sour Cream~ Substitute equal amounts of Plain Low Fat Yogurt and for every cup, you'll save 350 calories and 44 grams of fat!

This post submitted to Works For Me Wednesday.

6 comments:

Mom2fur said...

I've done the applesauce thing. It really does work for cake, but I didn't like the way it changed the texture of brownies. So that's one place I wouldn't do it again.
I can see how you'd save a gazillion calories using evap. skim milk in cream soup, but isn't that the point of cream soup...cream, LOL? Does it still come out nice and thick?

Heather said...

I have only tried the applesauce one myself. I was wondering how it would come out in brownies, so thanks for that. I don't know how the evaporated skim would effect the consistency of cream soup. I'd love to know if you try it!

Robin J. said...

I've used the evaporated milk trick in a cream/tomato sauce for pasta. (Had never heard it, thought I was so clever at the time!) Worked like a charm!

debby t said...

I want to share a great place where I always shop for organic and gluten free products. WholeAndNatural.com. They have lots of great stuff.

MT said...

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MT said...

Great tips. I have done the yogurt thing for sour cream I like it.
I love the name of your blog.

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