Saturday, December 10, 2011

Streamline Santa's Waistline...Part 2

December 10, 2011

Santa may not like skinny cookies but your family will not know the difference when you trade out some of the high calorie and bad fat additions that may typically be found in baked goods. Here are some simple tips:

· Use vegetable oil in place of shortening, butter, or margarine, whenever possible

· Try replacing half of the fat in any recipe with applesauce or mashed banana

· Substitute whole-grain flours in place of all-purpose flour

· Replace whole milk or cream with skim milk or buttermilk

· Choose an egg substitute or egg whites rather than whole eggs (use two egg whites in place of each whole egg)

· Frost a cake with marshmallow cream—it is fat-free

· Mix 3 oz of unsweetened cocoa powder with 1 tablespoon of soy oil and use in place of 1 oz of baking chocolate
· Use plain low-fat yogurt in place of sour cream or mayonnaise

· Cook with nonstick pans and cooking spray, instead of oil, whenever possible

· Substitute whipped butter for stick butter, if you must use butter at all

· Replace cream cheese with Neufch√Ętel cheese—saves 33% of the fat

These tips were found at A great resource for the community.

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