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    Low-Fat Ingredient Substitutions

    Molly53
    Tue Sep 04, 2012 2:55 pm
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    Bacon
    Canadian bacon, turkey bacon or lean ham

    Butter
    Reduced-calorie margarine or margarine made with safflower, soybean, corn, canola, or peanut oil

    Chocolate, unsweetened (1 oz)
    3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa plus 1 tablespoon margarine

    Cream Cheese
    Nonfat or light process cream cheese, Neufch√Ętel cheese

    Egg (per egg)
    1/4 cup egg substitute or 2 egg whites

    Fudge Sauce
    lowfat chocolate syrup

    Ground Beef
    ground turkey

    Ice Cream
    Nonfat or lowfat frozen yogurt, sherbet or sorbet

    Oil
    safflower, soybean, corn, canola, or peanut oil in reduced amount

    Shortening
    soybean, corn, canola, or peanut oil in amount reduced by one-third

    Sour Cream
    yogurt

    Whipped Cream
    Whipped evaporated skimmed milk (chilled)


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    ~Laury~
    Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:01 am
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    This is great, Molly! Thank you for posting it. I watch Bobby Dean on Not My Mother's Meal. He takes his mother's, Paula Dean's, recipes and makes them less calories and less fat, He often uses Greek yogurt instead of butter. He also uses less fatty meat and other products.
    duonyte
    Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:49 pm
    Forum Host
    Evaporated milk instead of cream - especially in soups.
    CoffeeB
    Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:28 pm
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    I too think this list of ingredients and substitutions are a great post Molly...TYSM. A great go-to for those who are looking to cut back. I always use LF whenever possible in my cooking and baking. I don't care for no-fat products and never buy then...but I do LF. DH doesn't know the difference either. LOL
    I see Laury posted something about Bobbie Dean taking his mother's recipes and making them more LF suitable. Is this on the food network Laury...??? and if so, what time is that on?
    ~Laury~
    Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:20 am
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    No, it is on the Cooking Channel which is a different channel Scripps owns. If anyone receives this channel, it is on Wednesday at 9PM.
    Chef #2777030
    Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:51 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    You have done a great job. I am totally agree with you and wants to appreciate you that you share this post here. I would like thanks to you for your this kindness.
    cliffordsmith
    Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:16 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    That's cool mate having something which is low in fats or calories can be the key behind fitness i mean that help us a lot in staying physically well and stay away from stuff like obesity.You have shared something very useful.


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    imarunnergirl
    Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:05 pm
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    I"ve had great success substituting unsweetened apple sauce for oil in recipes icon_biggrin.gif
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