Many of our tried and true dishes derive from the kitchens of our childhood. Sometimes our favorite dishes come with a heavy price tag: our health. Consider making these small adjustments to switch up your favorite recipes for a healthier twist.
|For every cup of oil in your recipe||Try||Reduce cook time to|
|1 cup oil||1 cup of mashed banana||Reduce baking time by about 25 percent, to prevent the food from becoming tough and rubbery.|
|1 cup oil||3/4 cup unsweetened, unflavored applesauce||Reduce oven temperature by 25 degrees and reduce baking time by 5-10 minutes to prevent drying out.|
The combinations are endless, but one great alternative mix instead of salt:
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf, ground
One great alternative mix instead of sugar:
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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