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4 Ways To Minimize Calories In House Made Desserts

September 4, 2014

Desserts do not need to be loaded with calories (and fat) to taste excellent. There are lots of changes / alternatives you can make to your current dishes, and still have them taste wonderful. Here are 4 changes you can make that your household won't even see.


Low or non-fat yogurt is an excellent alternative for high fat components utilized in baking such as reducing, oil, butter and sour cream. Not just does it cut fat and calories, but it includes a creamy structure. If your recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, use 1/2 cup or butter and 1/4 cup of yogurt. Replace 1 cup of shortening or oil with 1/2 cup shortening/oil, 1/4 cup yogurt plus 2 tbsps.

Sugar mix

A part of a healthy lifestyle, lots of people are switching over to natural sweeteners stemmed from the Stevia plant. While 20 times sweeter than sugar, it has 0 calories. If you use pure stevia, then utilize at the ration of 6 packets to 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.

Some business have actually produced a stevia/granulated sugar mix. Use it at the replacement ratio of 1/2 cup of sugar blend per 1 cup of sugar. You still get the great taste of sugar, but with only half the calories and it is natural.


For sweeter quick breads, muffins and cakes, and with a creamier structure, replacement applesauce for butter. In most recipes, you can do a one-for-one swap. Use unsweetened applesauce determined in a measuring cup produced measuring liquids. When utilizing applesauce as a replacement, mix in the other liquid components into the applesauce, then include in the sugar and finally fold in the dry active ingredients. Mix just until well incorporated. Do not shorten up the baking time.


White whole wheat flour is a terrific replacement in dishes requiring white or versatile flour. Change half of the flour demand with whole wheat flour. While white flour is extremely improved and has numerous of the nutrients secured in the process, whole wheat flour still contains the wheat germ, seed and bran, making it much more nutritious.

By utilizing healthy alternatives, such as whole wheat flour in location of routine flour, yogurt in location of butter, applesauce in location of oil, and reducing the sugar in your recipes, you can turn your calorie-laden desserts into something healthy, and even more than likely your family will not see the distinction. Experiment and see how you can rehab your recipes.

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