Healthy Eating Tip #3

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FOOD SUBSTITUTIONS!

Here are some substitutions that will make your baked goods healthier, so you do not have to feel so guilty when you indulge!

OIL - To replace oil in your recipe, you can substitute a fruit puree (such as applesauce, pumpkin, butternut squash or banana) in a 1:1 ratio. If you use applesauce, I would recommend using unsweetened, so your treats are not too sweet. Your baked goods may be a bit chewier - if so, just try substituting for half the oil next time.

EGGS - To replace each egg in your recipe, you can substitute 1/4 cup applesauce, one banana or 1 tbsp of ground flax or chia seeds mixed with 3 tbsp of water (let sit for about 15 minutes until it gels).

BUTTER - You can replace half of the butter in your recipe with unsweetened applesauce.
You can also substitute virgin coconut oil for the butter in a 1:1 ratio.

I hope these tips are helpful - Happy Baking!

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