How to make recipes healthier

I want to make meals that are good for me. What are some healthier substitutions for my cooking staples? --grisky26

 

Dear grisky26:

By making some easy substitutions, many of your favorite recipes can be made healthier. Here are some to remember: 1 cup whipping cream = 1 cup evaporated skimmed milk 1 cup sour cream = 1 cup fat-free sour cream or fat-free plain yogurt 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese = 1 (8-ounce) package fat-free cream cheese 1 egg = 2 egg whites 1 ounce baking chocolate = 2 tablespoons cocoa + 1 tablespoon canola oil

Holly Clegg is the author of Meals on the Move: Rush Hour Recipes.

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