Instead of Use
1 cup of butter (baking) ¾ cup applesauce + ¼ cup butter
8 ounces of cream cheese 8 ounces of plain yogurt
1 cup crème fraiche 1 cup yogurt cheese made from low fat or nonfat yogurt
1 cup heavy cream(not for whipping) 2 tsp cornstarch or 1 tbsp flour whisked into 1 cup nonfat milk
1 cup sour cream 1 cup cottage cheese + 2 tbsp skim milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup fat for sautéing 4 cups low fat stock/fruit juice/wine & sauté until evaporates
1 egg 2 egg whites
1 cup oil or fat for basting 1 cup fruit juice or low fat stock
Replacing all the fat doesn’t usually work. You can replace approximately ¾ of the fat. Keep ¼ of the fat that the recipe calls for.
Avoid over baking, since lower fat content can cause your baked goods to dry out quicker. Reduce oven temp by 25°F and check for doneness before the end of usual baking time.
Coconut oil is a great replacement to regular oil in certain recipes. The taste is very mild. You can also use it instead of margarine or Pam to grease baking pans.
Use parchment paper instead of greasing baking pans. Silicon baking pans are a great alternative as there is no need to grease prior to use.
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