Today I will be sharing how to make a recipe healthier. As you guys know, I love to make recipes healthier with simple ingredient substitutions. Give me normal tuna/chicken salad or deviled eggs, and I will make Tuna Salad with a Healthy Twist, Autumn Chicken Salad, and Healthy Deviled Eggs.
Give me sugar-laden, white flour, calorie bomb muffin recipes, and I will turn them into healthy, whole grain Sweet Potato Cranberry Coconut Muffins, Almond Butter Banana Breakfast Bars, and Carrot Cake Muffins.
Even previously decadent dips can simply be made healthier (but stay just as delicious) — for example, one of my favorites: Healthier Seven Layer Dip.
Last week at my dietetic internship, I was asked to create an informational nutrition-related handout/flyer for use at a bunch of the community cooking and nutrition events we’re hosting this summer. Given that I’m a healthy recipe modification fiend, you can probably guess what I created. :)
Introducing the fANNEtastic Healthy Cooking Substitutions printable flyer!
Click here to download the full, printable PDF file!
I hope you guys find it helpful! Obviously the version I made for my internship has their logo on the bottom of it, but they were cool with me swapping it out for my logo here on the blog, since I created it and all ;)
And clearly there are a lot of other ways to make recipes healthier, too, but these are just some of the major ones that I use all the time. I didn’t include anything too out of the ordinary (like a vegan flax egg, for example), because I wanted to make sure the flyer was useful for all demographics — I realize that not everyone can shop at Whole Foods and get obscure ingredients!
Happy recipe health-ifying! Let me know if you try any of my tips — I’d love to hear how it goes!