It's finally fall!!!!
The perfect time of year for watching football games, curling up in a warm blanket, and probably the most popular, kicking off the official start of baking season! Baked goods are delicious, but can be very high in fat, sugar, salt, and cholesterol.
Here are a few healthy baking substitutions to use this season:
1) To reduce fat, substitute half of the butter or oil that a recipe calls for with the following foods:
- Mashed Banana
- Fruit Puree of your choice
- Fruit Paste
- Fruit Juice Concentrate
- Greek Yogurt
2) To reduce cholesterol, substitute 2 egg whites per 1 egg.
3) To reduce fat and calories, completely substitute Non-Fat Plan Greek Yogurt for any sour creams or mayonnaise, and skim or reduced fat milk for whole milks.
4) To reduce sodium in recipes, cut the salt in half or do not add any salt at all (even if the recipe calls for it). If a recipe calls for 1-2 teaspoons of salt, you probably won't taste the difference anyways)
5) To reduce sugar, try substituting half of the sugar that a recipe calls for with unsweetened fruit purees or cinnamon-spiced applesauce. OR try cutting the sugar in half completely- the product probably does not need the full amount!
Happy Baking! :)