Easy Healthy Recipe Substitutions Use Applesauce and Buttermilk, Not Butter When your recipe calls for: vegetable oil, butter, or margarine Use this ingredient instead: 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 buttermilk Best used for: muffins, quick breads, cakes from mix
Dr. Oz – Healthy Sweet Tooth Idea (This tasty duo will satisfy your sweet tooth. Melt a bar of dark chocolate and mix it into a jar of organic peanut butter. Leave it in the fridge so that it cools and the flavors blend. When a sugar craving strikes, have a spoon. One spoonful has 4.5 grams of sugar. Compare this to your average brownie with 30 grams of sugar.)
When your recipe calls for: milk chocolate chunks Use this ingredient instead: 1/2 the amount of mini milk chocolate chips or finely chopped dark chocolate Best used for: baking Why substitute? Using mini chocolate chips means that every bite still has the sweet flavor, but by using less overall you cut the calories. If you sub dark chocolate (with 70 percent cocoa and cocoa powder) you gain flavonoids that help keep blood vessels clear and flowing. Dark chocolate also can increase levels…
This explains why I thought I hated onions growing up. My parents used white or red for EVERYTHING. Except of course the things they're recommended for. As an adult, I discovered yellows and sweets, and it turns out I like onions just fine.