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10 Tasty & Healthy Alternatives to Butter

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Regardless of if you’re pan frying, sautéing, or baking—while butter may provide full flavor; it also provides a fuller waistline over time if you use it in everything.

You might swear by the buttery goodness on your morning muffin or on your favorite mid-day sandwich, but the truth is you don’t have to sacrifice taste to skip that dollop of extra calories, sodium, and fat.

Here are ten tasty and healthier alternatives that you can swap for butter…

1. Avocado

It might not sound like an adequate substitute in baking, but mashed avocado is the perfect emulsifier in batches of muffins, cookies, cakes, and pie crusts. Not only does avocado have the same consistency of a dollop of butter; you use it just as you would butter in any recipe. Plus, it’s not only great for ensuring less calories and healthier fats in your baking; it’s great for those with dairy allergies and intolerances.

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