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Weight Control: Replace, Reduce, and Realize Better Eating

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

* Unhealthy fats-----certain oils, butter, or margarines-----can usually be cut by one-third to one-half in recipes.

* Reduce the meat and increase the vegetables in stews and casseroles.

* Use substitutes such as applesauce instead of butter, margarine, or oil in baked goods.

* Use whole-wheat instead of white flour when baking.

* Buy reduced-fat cheese or use mozzarella, which is naturally lower in fat.

* In recipes calling for sour cream, use Greek-style yogurt instead.

* Opt for whole-grain pasta and bread.

* Use frozen fruit without added sugar if fresh is unavailable.

* You can cut the sugar in most recipes by one-third to one-half.

* Top a baked potato or salad with salsa instead of high-fat dressing or butter.
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