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Recipe Modifications

Who wouldn’t want to add more protein, nutrients and flavor to their daily meals? By making a few adjustments to any classic recipe we all can accomplish this goal. When you reduce the amount of sugar, saturated fat and salt in a recipe you can leave more room for protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats based on the adjustments you implement. Here are some healthy recipe modifications.

  1. In most recipes for sweet bread, muffins, cookies and pie fillings you can cut about 1/3 of the sugar without altering the texture and taste.
  2. If a recipe calls for condensed soup or sour cream a great substitution is equal parts Greek yogurt and 4% cottage cheese blended together (in a blender to make it extra creamy).
  3. Read the label on any packaged seasoning blend. You want to avoid or limit mono sodium glutamate (MSG). Making your own seasoning blend is easy and it helps moderate your sodium intake. Using garlic and onion powder verses garlic or onion salt is also a great way to keep your sodium intake in check.
  4. In soups, casseroles and stir fry mixtures add additional vegetables in place of noodles, rice or white potatoes.