August 26, 2013

Cooking Tips: 5 Heart-Smart Substitutions

I know that I am not the only one trying to live a more healthier life and even though I have not reached 30 yet, I think it is extremely important to make heart-smart choices when eating and so here are 5 substitutions you can use while cooking that is friendlier to your heart....

  • Switch applesauce for oil:  instead of using the 1 c. of oil while baking, use 1/2 c applesauce and 1/2 c. oil.
  • Skip whole eggs: use two egg whites or 1/4 c. egg substitute instead of 1 whole egg when baking
  • "Fake" Fry: broil the chicken instead of frying
  • Add some flavor: instead of the oil, butter and salt; add herbs and spices
  • Use sharp cheese: you will end up using less because it have a stronger flavor than mild cheese

*As a bonus, the follow food is also heart healthy:

  • Grape Juice
  • Berries: especially blueberries
  • Almonds
  • Soybeans
  • Oatmeal
  • Salmon
  • Spinach

-Rambling Holly

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