Common Ingredient Substitutions

Here are a few common healthy food substitutions that I often use while cooking/baking.

It’s so easy to switch out ingredients that aren’t that great for you with healthier alternatives and achieve the same results, if not better!

Oil for breads or muffins Apple sauce or Plain / Vanilla Whole Yogurt

Eggs for breads, muffins, pancakes, and other battered creations Egg whites or 1 tablespoon ground flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons water, let stand 2-3 mins.

Regular pasta Whole Wheat Pasta

Baby Carrots (ICK, chlorine is added, why they eventually dry out and turn white) Whole carrots, chopped to size

All purpose flour Unbleached or Whole Wheat flour. For baked goods use half whole wheat and unbleached

Whole milk Skim milk

White Rice Brown rice, wild rice

Creamy salad dressing Delicious balsamic vinaigrette

Here are a few websites that I visit when I’m looking for an ingredient substitution!

  1. AllRecipes
  2. The Old Farmers Almanac.com
  3. For alcohol Substitutions
  4. Herb Substitution
  5. Spice Substitutions
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