Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday Tip: Ingredient Substitutes

Do you ever start making a recipe and then as you go to grab a necessary ingredient you realize that you don't have it? Or, do you just want to slim down your favorite comfort food? Check out my list of easy ingredient swaps that are easy, affordable, and interchangeable!

Mayonnaise :: Plain Greek Yogurt or Avocado
Sour Cream :: Plain Greek Yogurt
Sugar (in baking) :: Applesauce (for every 1 cup of sugar called for, use 3/4 cup applesauce)
Butter or Oil (in baking) :: Mashed Bananas (1:1 ratio)
Eggs :: Chia Seeds (soak 1 tbsp. chia seeds in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes)
Breadcrumbs :: Rolled Oats
Cheese :: Nutritional Yeast
Syrup :: Pureed Fresh Fruit (just whirl in a food processor, presto!)
White Wine :: Chicken or Vegetable Broth (in sauces)
Cream :: Pureed Potatoes (in soups)
Coffee Creamer :: Almond Milk & Cinnamon (healthy & tasty!)
Tortillas :: Lettuce Cups
Rice :: Quinoa
Mashed Potatoes :: Mashed Cauliflower
Cornstarch (for thickening) :: All-Purpose Flour (1:2 ratio)
Lemon Juice :: Vinegar (1:1/2 ratio)
Buttermilk :: 1 tbsp. vinegar, then add enough milk to reach 1 cup, let sit 5 minutes
1 tbsp. Fresh Herbs :: 1 tsp. Dried Herbs
Cream Soup :: Homemade Recipe here


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