10 Substitutes To Cut The Calories

Admin June 27, 2010 0

When you’re trying to lose weight or help a family member slim down, every calorie counts. With some simple substitutions, you can trim excess calories and still make your favorite dishes.

Cutting calories doesn’t have to mean buying prepackaged diet plan food or completely changing the way you cook. With some simple calorie-saving ingredient substitutions, you can trim excess calories and still make your family’s favorite dishes. What can applesauce replace?

  • Applesauce: When a baking recipe calls for vegetable oil, use unsweetened applesauce instead. 1/2 cup of vegetable oil = 970 calories; 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce = 53 calories.
  • Wild Rice: Introduce your family to wild rice and drop 18 calories per 1-cup (99-gram) serving.
  • Egg Whites: You’ll need to use twice as many — two egg whites instead of one whole egg — but you’ll save about 40 calories overall.

Full list at HowStuffWorks.com.

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