Healthy Cake Recipes

Baking tips for those seeking low cholesterol recipes.

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This healthy cake recipes page was an idea given to me by a visitor. She has a blog on low cholesterol recipes and wanted to share her knowledge with broader audience. I think that it is great, since there are a lot of people that need help reducing their cholesterol levels.

It is also not easy to switch one’s diet form one day to another. My daughter is allergic to all citrus fruits, kiwi, and plenty other good things. It took us a while to adjust and find things that she likes as substitutes. I can only imagine how hard it has to be for somebody that loves cakes to find out that they should stop eating them since they have too much sugar or fat in them (cakes).

But don’t panic. You could turn your best cake recipes to healthy cake recipes. I personally don’t know of any since we are all healthy in this aspect (cholesterol), but Georgia Rascon contacted me and asked me to post some tips on how one can MAKE a recipe healthy. Please take a moment and read what she wrote.

Little known baking tips on reducing cholesterol

Lots of your best recipes can be made healthy cake recipes merely by substituting lower-fat ingredients. Evaluate the menu of ingredients on your recipe. Then evaluate the table below to check if one of the ingredients are placed in the left column. If that's the case, you can make the recipe a healthy cake recipe utilizing the ingredient in the right column instead. To change your recipes into healthy cake recipes and reduce the cholesterol and fat in what you eat, follow the baking tips when you're cooking.

What Should I Substitute?

• Rather than: Whole eggs, egg yolks - Use: Egg-whites or ¼ cup egg substitute
• Instead of butter - Use: Liquid or tub margarine, unsaturated vegetable oils, butter-flavored granules, spices and herbs to flavor food
• Rather than: Mayonnaise - Use: Nonfat yogurt, mustard, low-fat or nonfat mayonnaise
• Rather than: Regular yogurt, sour cream - Use: Nonfat yogurt, nonfat sour cream
• As an alternative to: Potato chips - Use: Pretzels, low-fat or baked chips
• Rather than: Whole or 2% milk - Use: Skim or 1% milk
• Instead of: Whole-milk ice cream - Use: Ice milk, low-fat frozen yogurt, low-fat or nonfat ice cream, sorbet
• Rather than: Whole-milk cheese - Use: Reduced-fat, low-fat, or nonfat cheese
• Rather than: Whole-milk sour cream - Use: Nonfat or low-fat sour cream or yogurt
• As an alternative to: Coconut oil, palm oil, palm kernel oil - Use: Unsaturated oils, like safflower, sunflower, canola, and extra virgin olive oil
• As an alternative to: Regular salad dressings - Use: Low-fat or nonfat salad dressings, vinegars

Use less fat in healthy cake recipes. Where a recipe calls for 1 cup of butter, use ½ cup butter and replace the other half with 1/4 cup of prune puree. You may make prune puree by pureeing 1 1/3 cups of pitted prunes and 6 tablespoons of hot water in a blender or mixer. This makes one cup of puree. For baked goods, it is easy to replace 1 cup of butter, oil, margarine, or shortening with 1 cup of applesauce and still have a moist, great-tasting item without all the fat and calories. Try to change your favorite cake recipes into healthy cake recipes today!

Follow these guidelines for the healthiest cooking methods.
• Bake, broil, roast, steam, microwave, poach, grill or stir-fry with just a little oil.
• Use nonstick pans.
• Spray a light coating of vegetable oil instead of liquid oil or butter, or cook with defatted broth, bouillon, fruit juices, or wine.
• Thicken sauces and soups with skim or 1% milk and a little flour or cornstarch as an alternative to whole-milk products.
• More than once per week, substitute non-animal protein sources, such as tofu, beans, peas, or lentils, in place of animal protein. This could take some getting used to if you are a so-called meat-and-potatoes man.

• If it is new for you, evaluate a couple of vegetarian cookbooks or magazines to get ideas for preparation methods and spices.
Make gradual changes. Over time, you'll get used to your new meals, and your tastes will change. Adding more vegetables can also increase your soluble fiber, and that helps decrease your LDL - or bad - cholesterol.

Soluble fiber is found in every one of the following:
• Oats
• Oranges
• Pears
• Brussels sprouts
• Carrots
• Dried peas and beans

You can choose healthy food and without realizing it add unhealthy ingredients if you aren't wise about how exactly you add flavor. Use herbs instead of butter or margarine. Or make use of a little unsaturated vegetable oil. Many cookbooks have lists of herbs that bring out the flavor of foods. Try some. You're apt to discover some new flavors that you like. Try basil on zucchini, for instance. Or use lemon pepper on broccoli.

The term homemade usually makes food sound better. And, and in addition perhaps, it often is more enjoyable too. The important secret is that it is usually healthier for you. Use fewer prepackaged foods. Prepackaged sauces and mixes and instant products, such as instant rice and pasta meals and instant cereals, often contain fat. It may look less convenient at first, but try recipes for rice dishes from low-fat cookbooks or magazines.

Soon you will have a few recipes memorized. This will make it simple for you to cook dishes in fresher, healthier ways making use of your own mix of spices. You can also be very impressed at how very little time other homemade dishes that don't rely on a package really take.

If you cannot bring your LDL - the bad cholesterol - down to a good level by reducing the amount of fat and cholesterol you consume, try this. Add food products such as margarines and salad dressings that reduce cholesterol levels.

About the writer - Georgia Rascon writes for the low cholesterol fish recipes blog , her personal hobby blog related to guidelines to eat healthy to prevent high cholesterol levels.

Author's note: The information provided on this document are designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her doctor. Georgia Rascon hasn't business intent and doesn't accept direct source of promotion coming from health or pharmaceutical businesses, doctors or clinics and websites. All content provided by her is based on her editorial judgment and it is not driven by an advertising purpose.

I hope that this healthy cake recipes page gave you some ideas as to how you can make cakes that are healthy.

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