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15 Surprisingly Low Fat Cooking Substitutes


If you’ve decided that 2013 is the year to start eating healthier than you’re likely looking for ways to make your favorite dishes healthier as well—without  jeopardizing great taste, of course!

That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of the fifteen best and most surprising low fat cooking substitutes.  This way, you can substitute fat for fit and high calorie for low calorie, and still enjoy your most delectable recipes on a regular basis.

Here are our favorite 15 surprisingly low fat food substitutes…

1. Unsweetened applesauce for butter

It might not sound too appetizing, but it baking applesauce matches the consistency of butter and even adds a hint of sweetness to the mix—minus the high fat content (and I don’t mean the good kind of fat). You can swap butter for applesauce in just about any baking scenario—for cakes, muffins, sweet breads, and even cookies.  Whatever measurement the recipe calls for in butter; just swap out half the equal amount in applesauce.

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