Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Making Winter Comfort Foods A Little Less Fattening

Make comfort foods this winter a little less fattening and a lot more healthy, such as swapping a few lower calorie ingredients for the higher calorie ones to have your rich, hearty, "feel good" comfort foods without the winter weight gain? For example:

Replace a whole egg with 2 egg whites or 3 tablespoons of Eggology Liquid Egg Whites. Egg whites provide the purest form of protein of all food sources, and protein rich foods have been shown to increase the satiety hormones that cause you to feel fuller for longer - just the thing to crush those winter cravings!

Substitute 3 tablespoons of ground flax for every 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine. Flax is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, high in both soluble and insoluble fiber, protein, B vitamins, magnesium, and manganese. Flax USA’s ground flax features a proprietary Real Cold Milling™ process - a no-heat milling technology that preserves the naturally abundant Omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients in flax while increasing shelf life to 22 months.

Replace cream with evaporated skim milk or pureed potatoes.

For pie crusts, replace shortening with canola oil.

Replace cheese with reduced fat cheese or skim ricotta.

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