Hellooooo! Merry Monday!! :D
How are you? How's your week going so far?! I can't believe that Christmas is a week from today!!! This month is flying by at lightning speed...lol :D I have a list of things to accomplish this week, including some B A K I N G !! Do you have any baking to do? Does it seem difficult to bake when many recipes you like call for unhealthy ingredients?! If the answer is yes...guess what?!! I've got you covered :D
Some ingredients can be substituted for more healthy choices. This post covers some alternatives to those unhealthy ingredients. Note that some ingredients can't be substituted in equal parts, but you can still substitute part, to make your recipe more healthy ;) The following 12 alternatives are Santa approved, so you can feel less guilty when baking those goodies! HO! HO!! HO!!!
Ingredient: White Flour
Substitute: Black Bean Puree
Substitute: Marshmallow Fluff
Substitute: Chia Seeds
Ingredient: Cooking Spray
Substitute: Olive Oil (and a little water)
Substitute: Coconut Milk
Ingredient: Mayo or Miracle Whip
Substitute: Mashed Avocado
Ingredient: Quick Oats or Oatmeal
Ingredient: Butter, Shortening, or Oil
Substitute: Cinnamon or Honey
Ingredient: Heavy Whipping Cream
Substitute: Evaporated Milk
Ingredient: Chocolate Chips
Substitute: Carob Chips
Ingredient: Canola Oil
Substitute: Greek Yogurt
Are there any alternatives that have worked for you? If so, please share them in the comments section!!
Have a JOLLY week!
Try some HEALTHY baking :D
See you right back here on ThursYAY!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist