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Default Recipe makeovers: 5 ways to create healthy recipes


You love your grandmother's bread pudding. But her recipe calls for 4
cups of whole milk, 1 stick of butter and 4 eggs - ingredients that
raise the calorie count and fat content of this dessert. The solution?
Redo the recipe by switching or reducing certain ingredients.

Many recipes can tolerate a healthy renovation without affecting the
taste or texture of the food. So whether you're trying to stick to a
healthy-eating plan or following a special diet, use these techniques
to make your recipes.

1. Reduce the amount of fat, sugar and sodium

With most recipes, you can reduce the amount of fat, sugar and sodium
without losing the flavor. By cutting fat and sugar, you also cut
calories. How much can you leave out without affecting the flavor and
consistency of the food? Apply the following general guidelines:

Fats For baking goods, use half the butter, shortening or oil and
replace the other half with unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana or
prune puree. You can also use commercially prepared fruit-based fat
replacers found in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.

To read more, please click to the link:
http://www.healthy-easy-cooking.com/...cooking/Recipe
makeovers.htm


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