7 Ways to Make Your Baked Goods Healthier ...

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Just because you love to bake doesn’t mean your favorite hobby has to lead to unintentional weight gain – bake yourself skinny by following these ways to make your baked goods healthier!

While most baked goods are high in calories, sugar and fat, your favorite baked goods can easily be tweaked to be a lot healthier!2

These days, sweets are everywhere, so do everyone a favor and start baking yours a tad bit healthier!

By incorporating these 7 ways to make your baked goods healthier, you can enjoy your favorite treats for much fewer calories and added fat too!

1. Incorporate Fruit

Incorporate Fruit

Using fruit as a substitute is one of the best ways to make your baked goods healthier.

Use things like unsweetened applesauce, mashed bananas or pureed prunes and you can cut half of the fat in your baking recipes.

Fruit is not only a great source of disease fighting vitamins and minerals, but it is also is high in fiber and much lower in calories than any kind of fat.

Added fruit will help keep your baked goods moist and will also add a sweet taste to your favorite goods!

2. Replace Whole Eggs

Replace Whole Eggs

While one or two eggs a week are okay, egg yolks are still high in saturated fat and cholesterol, two things we should all limit in our diets.

One of my favorite ways to trim down the added fat in my baked goods is to replace whole eggs with a flax or chia egg.

All you have to do is mix one tablespoon of flax meal or chia seeds with about 3 tablespoons of warm water and allow it to sit for about 10 minutes.

Simply whisk the combination with a fork after a few minutes, until a gel is formed and you can use that just like you would a regular egg.

Both flax meal and chia seeds are great sources of fiber, protein and heart healthy omega-3s.

This is a great egg replacement for vegans who don't get eggs too!

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