15 Healthy Recipe Swaps That Save You Calories from AllYou.com

February 6, 2014 | By | Comments (4)

0211-cover-notype_300A few weeks ago, I was baking cupcakes and decided to try out the trend of swapping unsweetened applesauce for oil in the batter. It’s an easy one-to-one swap and I would definitely recommend it. Honestly, there wasn’t much of a difference in taste and it cut approximately 450 calories and 55 grams of fat off the full recipe!

If you’re looking for an easy way to cut calories (and save some dough), then you’ll love these cooking tips from AllYou.com. For example, did you know you can swap 1 cup milk and 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar for buttermilk? Or that you can mix brown sugar with a little water to create your own maple syrup substitute?

To check out the full list of swaps, click here.

More from RealSimple.com:

10 Healthy Foods that Cost Under $1

5 Easy, Low-Fat Cooking Methods and Recipes

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