recipe swaps to lower calories
You all* know that I love butter and cream and sugar and all those other awesome ingredients that make life worth living. But as I’ve gone down this rocky path known as health, I’m starting to realize that sometimes, it is best to give up a little of the “real” stuff to save some calories. You’ll never see me buying fat free cheese (YUCK!) but you will see me sometimes subbing in some real food lower-cal ingredients for their high-calorie counterparts. A good example? Gingered Coconut and Carrot Bisque.
That recipe calls for almost 1-2/3 cups of lite coconut milk. Most bisques use heavy cream to make them smooth and…well…creamy. By using the coconut milk instead of heavy cream, you save approximately 330 calories per serving. That is nothing to scoff at it! That’s an hour of walking on the treadmill. Or half of a Zumba class. And I promise, it tastes just as delicious.
Want some more of my favorite recipe swaps to lower calories? Head on over to Anytime Health to check out my top five.
*I’ve had an uncontrollable urge to type “y’all” as of recent. Even if I do a have a (very minor) Southern accent, I promise you I don’t say “y’all”. So why do my fingers want to betray my speech so drastically? I actually always wished I said, “y’all”. I think it’s cute. But I live in Indiana. We’re considered Yankees. We can’t get away with that kinda stuff. </tangent>