How to Bake Lighter: Healthy Baking Tips & More
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Are you one of the many people out there who think that lower-fat means no taste? Well, it's not true! Sure, there are lots of items out there that claim to be lower in fat or the absolute answer to good health. We know of no one product that can do everything! But, how can we do what's best for our bodies while still enjoying what we eat (without a lot of work)? We've got some healthy baking recipes that do just that!
Low Fat, High Taste
Our suggestion is everything in moderation! Unless otherwise directed by your physician, you can simply cut back here and there. Instead of having a whole piece of cake of our tasty Chocolate Spa Cake (which has just 116 calories per serving, might we add), have just half — and this way you get the great taste without feeling like you're being denied. We have found that there are so many healthy baking recipes and tips that allow us to alter our cooking habits by changing a few basics.
How to Reduce Sugar
Many sugar substitutes are now available and some work well in healthy baking recipes, like in our Decadent Peanut Butter Pudding Pie. We used sugar-free pudding mix to create a heavenly diabetic-friendly dessert! Just make sure you adjust the amounts as most sugar substitutes are sweeter than sugar. You will find substitution equivalents on the package. Our Test Kitchen finds Splenda to have the best results when baking since it stands up to the heat of the oven. Use a mix of sugar and sugar substitute so that you can achieve the same level of browning you get when using sugar.
Many manufacturers are now offering reduced-fat and reduced-calorie versions of their products. Remember, this doesn't necessarily mean that they're lower in everything else! Always consult your physician for your specific dietary guidelines. And if these products fit your lifestyle and diet, give some healthy baking recipes a try!
Ready to put what you've learned into practice? Check out some healthy baking recipes in our Top 10 Light & Easy Dessert Recipes!
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