top 20 healthy recipe ingredient substitutions

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Ingredients For top 20 healthy recipe ingredient substitutions

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How To Make top 20 healthy recipe ingredient substitutions

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    The first ingredient is the "Original Ingredient" and the second ingredient is the "Healthy Substitute".
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    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 substitute.
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    2% or Whole milk=Skim, 1/2 % or 1% milk
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    Heavy cream Soups/casseroles=evaporated skim milk Baking - light cream or Half & Half
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    Coffee cream or Half & Half=Whole milk or evaporated skim milk
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    Buttermilk=2% Buttermilk or 15 Tbsp skim milk + 2 Tbsp.lemon juice
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    Evaporated whole milk=Evaporated skim milk
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    Sweetened condensed whole milk=Lowfat or nonfat sweetened condensed milk
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    Sour cream & yogurt - WARNING - If recipe requires cooking, use nonfat only in sweet recipes=Lowfat or nonfat
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    Cream cheese - WARNING - Nonfat produces dips and cake frosting that are very runny=Light cream cheese
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    Cottage cheese & Ricotta cheese=Lowfat or dry curds
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    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
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    Regular cheese (block or shredded) - WARNING - Do not use nonfat in cooked foods because it does not melt=Lowfat or nonfat
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    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
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    1 oz. Unsweetened baking chocolate=3 Tbsp. dry Cocoa + 2 Tsp sugar + 1 Tbsp oil
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    1 cup Chocolate chips=1/2 cup Mini chocolate chips
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    1 cup Oil in quick breads (muffins, breads)=1/2 cup Baby fruit or vegetable + 1/2 cup oil or 1% buttermilk
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    Regular peanut butter=Reduced fat
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    1 cup Chopped pecans or walnuts=1/2 cup Nuts toasted to bring out the flavor
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    1 cup Shredded coconut=1/2 cup Toasted coconut + 1/2 Tsp coconut extract
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    Mayonnaise & salad dressing - WARNING - Do not cook with nonfat because they turn sweet with heat=Light or nonfat

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