so i don't know if i can think of 5, but i'll try:1. use applesauce instead of butter2. eggs whites instead of the whole egg3. whole-wheat flour instead of all-purpose white flour4. extra lean ground beef or turkey, instead of regular ground beef5. brown rice instead of white rice
1. Low-fat (not fat free) sour cream2. 1/3 less fat cream cheese3. olive oil - enough said4. bake instead of fry5. sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoesIm not a fat free girl but alot of the low fat things make the cut for me. Every little thing helps!
Some of my suggestions are similar but here are a few I could come up with:1- Use plain yogurt instead of sour cream or mayo in recipes.2- Egg beaters instead of whole eggs.3- Applesauce instead of butter.4- Miracle Whip instead of Mayo.5- Ground turkey instead of ground beef.6- Low-fat cheese or milk.7- "No salt added" or sugar free items when possible.***That being said, I think it depends on what you are subsituting and when. When I cook or bake with recipes, I use these substitutions. However, when serving things alone (without other spices or ingredients to hide the flavor difference), I tend to use the regular and yummy things, not low-fat because they do taste different!***
1. reduced sodium everything. especially chicken/beef broth, soups & canned beans. i hardly ever add as much salt as a recipe calls for. you can always add more later if you need it.2. whole wheat pasta.3. i'm loving the deceptively delicious cookbook. i add some kind of vegetable puree to pretty much everything i make.4. ground turkey.5. serve dessert with cool whip instead of ice cream.
1. ground turky, turkey hot dogs, turky pepperoni.2. low fat low sodium cream soups.3. low sugar is actually more important then low fat if your trying to be healthy.4. skim milk/soy milk5. refried beand instead of butter
well, i'm with gretchen and don't do fat-free or low-fat. i also can't do sugar substitutes because they give me headaches. so, if i have to give some advice:1. well-balanced meals. teaching kids to be healthy is easier if you can point out the healthy stuff you are eating.2. don't buy junk (doritos, oreos, ice cream, etc). if it's not there you won't be tempted.3. FRESH is best.4. eat at HOME more.5. portion control. sometimes it's more about HOW MUCH you eat than WHAT you eat.
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