Top 20 Healthy Recipe Ingredient Substitutions

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  1. The first ingredient is the "Original Ingredient" and the second ingredient is the "Healthy Substitute".
  2. 1 Large whole egg (1/4 cup) - WARNING -
    When baking substitute half of the whole eggs
    with egg whites or the product may be tough=2 Large egg whites, 1/4 cup egg whites or egg
  3. 2% or Whole milk=Skim, 1/2 % or 1% milk
  4. Heavy cream Soups/casseroles=evaporated skim milk
    Baking - light cream or Half & Half
  5. Coffee cream or Half & Half=Whole milk or evaporated skim milk
  6. Buttermilk=2% Buttermilk or 15 Tbsp skim milk + 2 Tbsp.lemon juice
  7. Evaporated whole milk=Evaporated skim milk
  8. Sweetened condensed whole milk=Lowfat or nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  9. Sour cream & yogurt - WARNING - If
    recipe requires cooking, use nonfat only in
    sweet recipes=Lowfat or nonfat
  10. Cream cheese - WARNING - Nonfat
    produces dips and cake frosting that are very
    runny=Light cream cheese
  11. Cottage cheese & Ricotta cheese=Lowfat or dry curds
  12. Butter - WARNING - Light/lowfat
    margarines contain more water and may cause
    a baked product to be tough, so try decreasing
    regular margarine 1 to 2 Tbsp first=Margarine
  13. Regular cheese (block or shredded) -
    WARNING - Do not use nonfat in cooked
    foods because it does not melt=Lowfat or nonfat
  14. 1 cup Cheddar cheese or 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese=3/4 cup Very sharp or sharp Cheddar cheese or
    3/4 cup fresh shredded Parmesan cheese
  15. 1 oz. Unsweetened baking chocolate=3 Tbsp. dry Cocoa + 2 Tsp sugar + 1 Tbsp oil
  16. 1 cup Chocolate chips=1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips
  17. 1 cup Oil in quick breads (muffins, breads)=1/2 cup Baby fruit or vegetable + 1/2 cup oil or
    1% buttermilk
  18. Regular peanut butter=Reduced fat
  19. 1 cup Chopped pecans or walnuts=1/2 cup Nuts toasted to bring out the flavor
  20. 1 cup Shredded coconut=1/2 cup Toasted coconut + 1/2 Tsp coconut extract
  21. Mayonnaise & salad dressing -
    WARNING - Do not cook with nonfat because
    they turn sweet with heat=Light or nonfat

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