If you’re trying to eat a bit healthier but not deprive yourself totally, it’s smart to find some easy substitutions in the kitchen. Use A instead of B, save a bunch of fat and calories. This week our moms are sharing some of our favorite healthy recipe hacks with tips on how we cut calories but not flavor is 7 yummy recipes. Here they all are and you can read more about our substitutions below.
- Skinny Bacon, Chicken, and Asparagus Penne from It’s a Fabulous Life
- Easy Low-Fat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins from Sweet Pennies from Heaven
- 25 Greek Yogurt Recipes from Sweet Pennies from Heaven
- Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins from See Mom Click
- Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Chips from See Mom Click
- Banana Bread Made With Greek Yogurt from See Mom Click
- Naturally Colored Red Velvet Cupcakes from Spaceships and Laserbeams
Sometimes you just need something rich, creamy, cheesy and delicious. Alfredo is one of my favorites and if I could, I would eat it a lot more than I do! But usually it’s full of heavy cream and lots of butter. When I first heard about using cream cheese instead, I wasn’t so sure. But this recipe is a winner! It’s delicious, better than any jar sauce and you would NEVER know this Alfredo sauce is a lighter version than the original!
I’ve been making some healthy recipe swaps the last couple of years. I really love the idea of still being able to eat everything I love, but I also love the challenge of finding new ways to make a healthier version of those recipes. For instance, these 2-ingredient pumpkin muffins have no oil or eggs. Super moist and much healthier. Also, swapping out mayo or sour cream for non-fat greek yogurt. GENIUS! Here are 25 easy greek yogurt recipes on the blog including dips, cakes, cookies and more!
Jenni (@sweetpennies) is the mom of one boy and writes at Sweet Pennies From Heaven. Sweet Pennies From Heaven is a hearth and home website that focuses on recipes, crafts and creating a comfortable home.
I love baked goods way more than I should so to shed some of the fat, calories, and guilt, I started replacing oil in some of my recipes with either applesauce or Greek yogurt. You lose none of the flavor and in fact, I’ve found that I prefer my muffins and breads made this way. Two of my favorite muffin recipes with these swaps are these Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and my Mini Pumpkin Muffins with Cinnamon Chips. The one I make the most is this easy Banana Bread with Greek Yogurt. So moist and tasty!
Party food is so much fun and even more so when you’ve snuck in some healthy foods! These Naturally Colored Red Velvet Cupcakes use beets instead of red food dye to bring them their vibrant color. Your kids will never know the difference!
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