No-Bake Key Lime Yogurt Pie
Ingredients like fat-free cream cheese and tangy key lime pie yogurt make this take on the Florida classic better for you than the original. We’re talkin’ only 200 calories per serving!
Using less butter and more canola oil in its place in these chocolaty-oat bars helps to reduce saturated fat, making this recipe more heart-healthy.
Healthified Carrot Cake
Simple substitutions like skim milk and fat-free egg product help to lighten up this classic cake.
Applesauce is a great ingredient to substitute for butter in classic cakes, like in this delicious recipe. The cake is still moist and maintains amazing flavor, while keeping calories per serving low.
No-Bake Lemon Mousse Tart
Combining some Yoplait Greek 100 yogurt with whipping cream lightens up this no-bake mousse recipe that’s perfect for spring celebrations!
Skinny Ricotta Cheesecake with Apple Topper
This rich cheesecake gets its creaminess from part-skim ricotta cheese and reduced-fat cream cheese for all the texture you love in traditional cheesecakes with half the fat.
Skinny Carrot and Zucchini Bars
Unsweetened applesauce substitutes for part of the oil in these moist bars to cut the fat nearly in half.
Test Kitchen Tips for Simple Ingredient Swaps:
- Applesauce and plain yogurt are good fat substitutes in most recipes. For the best texture and flavor, replace no more than half the amount of the fat listed in the recipe. For example, if a recipe calls for a ½ cup of butter, you can substitute ¼ cup of applesauce.
- Mashed ripe bananas work well as fat substitutes in carrot and banana cake or muffins.
- Replace one whole egg in a recipe with ¼ cup of fat-free, cholesterol-free egg product substitutes or with 2 eggs whites—you’ll save more than 10 grams of fat and 100 calories.
- When baking a cake, sprinkle nuts on top of the batter instead of stirring them in; the nuts toast as they bake, releasing more flavor, so there’s no need for frosting!