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August 20, 2009 • Healthy Eating & Nutrition, Kids Health

Healthy Substitutions

Here are some of my favorite, healthy substitutions:

  • 100% spreadable fruit for regular jelly/jams
  • Trans fat free spreads for stick butter or margarines
  • Part-skim or 2% cheeses for full fat varieties
  • Omega 3 fortified eggs for standard eggs
  • Romaine hearts for iceberg lettuce
  • Ground turkey breast for ground beef
  • Greek-style plain yogurt for sour cream
  • Quaker Oatmeal pancake mix for regular varieties
  • Coconut oil instead of shortening for fried chicken
  • Pureed dates instead of sugar in baking
  • Coconut milk for heavy whipping cream in recipes
  • Pureed prunes (baby food) for oil in baking muffins