Healthy Baking Tips & Recipes

Healthy baking substitutions and low fat tips

Baking with Buttermilk

Despite its name and thick consistency, buttermilk is not loaded with butter (or fat). The name merely reflects its butter-making beginnings—it was the milky liquid left over after butter was churned.

Basics for Baking

Looking for a few homemade nibbles that won't cash out your calorie reserve? Want to lighten up your most-requested goodies?

Egg Substitutions in Baking

Whether you're stirring up a batch of from-scratch cookies or making a packaged cake mix, eggs are usually among the ingredients.

Fat- and Cholesterol-Free Meringue

That soft meringue —likely the best known—is just one of three types of meringue. The other two are boiled or Italian meringue, used in cooked frostings…and hard meringue, which is often formed into cookies.

How to Lighten Your Recipes

Most people agree that eating is one of the greatest joys in life. That doesn't have to change just because you have diabetes.

Lighter Chocolate-Lover Recipes

You don't have to be a chocoholic to enjoy a tender slice of chocolate cake or a chewy chocolate cookie.

Lighter Cookies Are Delicious

Lighter Cookies Are Delicious

There are simple ways to make your favorite cookies, brownies and bars healthier.

Secrets and Tips for Baking Light

The rules for low-fat baking are completely different from those for traditional full-fat baking.

Slimming Substitutes in Baked Goods

When it comes to trimming the fat from cakes, breads and other home-baked goodies, applesauce has bushels of appeal! Applesauce and other fruit purees can serve as slimming substitutes for the shortening, oil, butter or margarine often called for in recipes.

Yogurt for Lower-Fat Baking

This tangy dairy treat also serves as a great substitute for high-fat ingredients in baking. It cuts the fat and adds a creamy texture and tenderness to your recipes. Plus, it's packed with protein and calcium.

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