LIGHTER: Healthy Substitutions For Baking


Traditional Ingredients: Healthy Substitute (in italics)

Butter: Canola, mild olive oil, prune purée or applesauce

1 ounce of chocolate: 3 tablespoons cocoa

2 eggs: 1 egg + 2 whites or egg substitute

Cream, whole milk (in batters, muffins or biscuit doughs): Skin or lowfat (1%) milk

Cream Cheese (in cheesecake): Lowfat ricotta + yogurt; light cream cheese

Ricotta cheese, whole-milk: 1/2 whole milk ricotta plus either part-skim ricotta or lowfat (1%) cottage cheese

Sour Cream: Plain yogurt

Whipped cream, ice cream (to top cakes, pies, warm fruit desserts): Frozen yogurt, Lowfat yogurt

1 cup whipped cream (in mousse mixtures): 3 stiffly beaten egg whites or 3/4 to 1 cup Yogurt Cheese

1 cup whipping or heavy: 1 cup evaporated skim milk cream (for whipping)


January Syndrome
Lighter, Quicker, Better Recipes

Lighter: Healthy Substitutions for Baking
Quicker: Quicker Marinades For Fish Fillets and Steaks
Better: A Quick Blast of Flavor
Recipe: Super Chocolate Pudding
Recipe: Cod en Papillote with Tomatoes, Dill and Orange
Recipe: Spinach, Tomato, and Country Bread Salad

by Richard Sax and Marie Simmons
(William Morrow & Co.;
June 26,1995;


Also see: Perfect Light Desserts and Healthy Homestyle Desserts.


This Archived Page created between 1994 and 2001. Modified August 2009