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.


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. They have lots of great stuff.

MT said...

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

MT said...

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