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
I am not a fan of processed foods, but its good to know which ones to reach for when convenience trumps all other considerations. Top 125 healthiest packaged foods for when you want convenience without going too far off track from whole and healthy. Thanks to Women's Health Magazine for this yearly list.
Satisfy Sweet Cravings With These 15 Healthy Banana Recipes
Bananas are the perfect fruit to incorporate into dessert, a healthy snack, or a nutritious smoothie. If you enjoy getting your daily dose of potassium through bananas, you'll love all the creative ways to cook with them. From vegan popsicles for a Summer treat to a sweet combination of banana and chocolate in a bar, these 10 recipes will make your mouth water.
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…