Use this chart to help alter your favorite recipes in heart-healthy ways.
|1 whole egg||1/4 cup egg substitute|
2 egg whites
|1 cup butter, shortening or lard||1 cup margarine |
1/2 margarine plus 1/2 cup fruit puree (applesauce or prune)
|1 cup oil in baked goods||equal amounts of fruit puree or applesauce|
Decrease oil to 2/3 cup.
|1 cup whole cream||1 cup skim milk|
|cream||evaporated skim milk|
|1 cup sour cream||1 cup plain low fat yogurt |
1 cup low fat cottage cheese blended with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, add skim milk to desired consistency
1 cup low fat sour cream
|1 ounce or 1 square baking chocolate||3 tablespoons powdered cocoa and 1 tablespoon oil|
|1 cup ice cream||1 cup sherbet, frozen low fat yogurt or low fat ice cream|
|cream soup||reduced fat or fat free cream soup|
|1 tablespoon cream cheese||1 tablespoon light Neufchatel cheese |
1 tablespoon light cream cheese or fat free cream cheese
|1 ounce cheddar, Colby or Swiss cheese||1 ounce cheese with 2 to 6 grams or fat (or fewer) per ounce|
|salt||herbs or spices |
In most recipes, you can cut the salt in half.