5 Healthy Swaps for Butter

There is simply no denying that butter is, well, super delicious! But if you’re looking to cut down on saturated fats, or if you’re watching your cholesterol, it’s so helpful to have some easy, yummy, everyday swaps to keep you and your family healthy and happy. Check out some of these unexpected ideas…

AVOCADO

Spreading avocado on your toast is delicious and provides you with fiber, vitamin C, and potassium (just to name a few benefits). This will help keep you energized throughout the day. Plus, you can bake with avocado, sub in 1 cup of pureed avocado for every cup of butter a recipe calls for.

OLIVE OIL

Did you know that you can also bake with olive oil? Yep, use 3/4 a cup of olive oil for every 1 cup called for in a recipe. Use butter in your pasta sauces? Replace with olive oil for a more authentic taste. While olive oil does contain its fair share of calories, unlike butter, the calories are loaded with health benefits. Try out the swap with our recipe forCeleriac and Parsnip Mash.

GREEK YOGURT

Greek yogurt is perfect when you want to add protein and moisture without a ton of calories. And did you know baking with Greek yogurt is amazing? It creates velvety moist baked goods and better yet, packs a protein punch. Use half a cup of Greek yogurt for every cup required in a baking recipe.

APPLESAUCE

Applesauce is a fabulous swap when baking sweets because it adds moisture and fiber into your baking and saves tons on calories. Use equal amounts of applesauce that you would butter. Why not try making it from scratch with our easy recipe for Quick Applesauce?

NUT BUTTER

Much like avocados, nut butters are a great spread on bagels or toast. Peanuts contain heart healthy fats, potassium, and fiber. The next time you are craving toast and butter with your morning coffee, reach for peanut butter instead and enjoy the health benefits. Go for whole-grain toast or bagels to really up the health ante. If you are feeling extra daring, why not make your own with Two Tart’s recipe for Almond Butter?

SOURCE: Two Tarts

Credit : RecipeRehab

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