Do you know that you can make your favorite recipes healthier without sacrificing flavor? Your favorite comfort foods may satisfy your high standards of taste, but chances are they are not on a list of your healthy recipes. However, you don't have to remove them from your recipe box, you just need to make a few simple changes. Here is how you can make your favorite recipes healthier.
Creamy sauces are usually loaded with heavy cream. Instead of cream, you can use low-fat milk and mix it with flour to thicken it. If you are making a dip, instead of sour cream, you can use Greek yogurt. Also, you can replace white flour with whole wheat flour for a new dimension of nutrients – it includes the outer shell of the grain and it aids digestion.
Use olive oil instead of butter whenever you can because it doesn't have cholesterol – it can even help lower bad cholesterol. Another great alternative to butter and oil is unsweetened applesauce. It gives the right consistency and sweetness without extra calories.
A great way to reduce cheese, but still keep the flavor, is to use bold-flavored cheeses, such as Cheddar or goat cheese – this will allow you to use less cheese but keep the flavor and reduce the calories.
Chia seeds can substitute both butter and eggs. If you combine 1 tablespoon of chia seeds with 9 tablespoons of water and let it sit for 15 minutes, you will get a perfect and #healthy replacement for fat in baking recipes, but use it instead of only half of the fat in your recipe. To get a perfect substitute for an egg, mix 1 tablespoon of chi seeds with 1 cup of water and make your recipes healthier.