Sunday, November 23, 2014

Healthy Holiday Tip #3- Try a Healthier Recipe

Healthy Holiday Tip #3-


Substitute more calorie friendly ingredients where you can.  Swap oil, butter, or sugar for unsweetened applesauce.  And yes, some recipes we can't just do without the butter especially in baked goods but to keep saturated fat in check you can use olive oil in place of 1/2 the butter as much as possible.  Substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose flour in baked goods for 12 more grams of fiber per cup.  Swap chocolate chips for cacao nibs.  Swap flour tortillas for corn tortillas.  Greek yogurt can replace sour cream.  Avocado in place of mayonnaise for a sandwich spread.  Try egg whites in place of whole eggs.  2 egg whites can be used in place of one whole egg.  Right there you just cut 5g of fat and 38 calories by using one egg white.  And no, I am not against egg yolks.  They are healthy for you in moderation.  I eat a whole egg almost every day.  I am talking about a recipe that may call for a large quantity of eggs, try to balance the count of whole eggs and egg whites

Pumpkin Pie is my favorite holiday pie!  There are millions of options out there to make a healthier pumpkin pie.  My girl @kitchenabsbynicole posted a sugar free pumpkin pie not too long ago that looks to die for!  Go check it out 

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