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Health Tip: Food Substitutions

Recipe replacements to keep you healthier

(HealthDayNews) -- Simple recipe changes -- such as using egg whites instead of whole eggs or garlic powder instead of garlic salt -- can make a big difference in the amount of harmful fats, salts and sugars in the foods you eat each day, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Use applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil in your recipe.
  • When seasoning salt is called for, use herb-only seasonings, such as garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes. Or use finely chopped garlic, celery or onions.
  • If a recipe calls for dry bread crumbs, use rolled oats or crushed bran cereal.
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