Healthy Recipe Substitutions

There are many healthy recipe substitutions when it comes to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It can be hard to say goodbye to some of your favorite foods because of the ingredients, but here is your chance to save your taste buds from missing the delicacies it once enjoyed!

A list of ingredients you can easily substitute in any traditional recipe! Just because a recipe calls for a specific ingredient doesn’t mean you have to use that ingredient. Your favorite recipes can be modified to make them more nutritious or lower in fat or sugar by reducing or substituting ingredients that are more acceptable.

Remember that recipes are only guidelines – not rules – for preparing food, so don’t be afraid to experiment!

 

Instead Of… Use…
Flour Oat Flour or Almond Flour
Sugar Stevia
Syrup Pureed Fruit
Cooking Oil Applesauce
Mayonnaise or Sour Cream Greek Yogurt
Milk Almond Milk
Butter Mashed Banana or Avocado puree
Bread Crumbs Rolled Oats
Cream Coconut Milk
Pasta Spaghetti Squash
Mashed Potatoes Whipped Cauliflower
Eggs Egg Whites
Chocolate Chips Cacao Nibs
Potato Chips Kale Chips

 

Elizabeth Brown is 22 years old born and raised in San Jose, California. She is a full time student in the process of transferring to San Jose State University to complete her Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology. As Bodybuilding.com’s 2012 Fit USA Winner, Fitness Model, Spokes Model for Bodybuilding.com’s upcoming B-Elite clothing series, NPC Bikini Competitor, and newly Certified Personal Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, she aspires to build a career in the Health and Fitness industry to further help and inspire others to achieve their fitness goals.