Healthier Substitutions for Butter, Oils & Fats
Eating a little healthier is easy with these simple ideas for swapping out butter, fats and oils.
1. Drizzle on a Butter Substitute. A drizzle of olive oil, a fresh squeeze of lemon and a sprinkling of salt is the perfect way to top fresh steamed vegetables, like broccoli or green beans. It offers a buttery flavor but with a lot less of trans fat. Try using this combination as a topping on salads, too, as a simple, homemade substitute for high-calorie dressings.
2. Bake with a Butter Substitute. Coconut oil can be substituted for butter and shortening in recipes. It bakes up beautifully in cookies, cakes and pie crusts, lending a lot of flavor and natural saturated fats that are better for you than those found in butter.