Eating Healthy Ingredient Substitutes
A quick post today to share some great alternatives you may want to try when looking for a healthy substitute for ingredients!
Sugar or Corn Syrup
Use Agave Syrup
This is a perfect substitution in almost all baking recipes. It adds moisture and sweetness without a residual flavor (like honey). I recommend substituting volume for volume in any recipe. Agave syrup can also be used almost anywhere you use sugar as a sweetener.
All saturated fat intake is something that has to be cleared by your doctor. I believe that butter is more flavorful and when used in moderation better than its substitutes, as it is a whole food.
Use Butter and/or Olive Oil
A mild olive oil will bake or cook out of most recipes with no residual flavor and is a healthier choice than shortening.
Use Organic Sea Salt or Kosher
I recommend this for the simple reason that it has more flavor. I find that I use less salt as a result.
Use Organic Milk Over Frozen Blueberries
This is a quick, easy and healthier alternative to ice cream. Pour 2/3 cup milk over 1 cup of blueberries that have been mixed with 1 T of agave syrup. Yum yum!
Use Portobello Mushrooms
Take a large Portobello and remove the stem. In a mixing bowl combine 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of aged balsamic, 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/2 tsp of fresh thyme leaves, a twist of black pepper and sea salt to taste. Toss with mushrooms and let marinate for 15 minutes, tossing occasionally. Grill on a pre-heated grill, top side down to start for 3-5 minutes and then the fin side for 2-4 minutes. Eat in a bun with all your toppings! When treated this way Portobello’s have a very meat-like quality with none of the saturated fats.
Use Organic Popcorn sprinkled with, olive oil and soy sauce
Though this is still a snack food it’s better than your average cracker and buttered popcorn. Cook popcorn, then while still hot sprinkle with 4 T of soy sauce and then 3T of extra virgin olive oil.
Use Organic Banana Chips
They’re still crunchy and sweet but none of the guilt involved!
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