Ingredient Substitutions

INGREDIENTSUBSTITUTION
ground beef90% lean ground beef and decrease the amount by 25%
1 whole egg2 egg whites or 1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute
whole milk or 2%skim milk, .5% or 1%
evaporated milkfat-free evaporated skimmed milk
half & halffat-free half and half
sweetened condensed milkfat-free or low fat sweetened condensed milk
buttermilkskim or 1% buttermilk
sour creamfat-free sour cream or nonfat plain yogurt, drained
Parmesan cheesefat-free Parmesan cheese
Ricotta cheesefat-free or low fat Ricotta cheese
cheeselow fat (5 grams or less per ounce) cheese, (cheese with 3 grams fat or less per ounce does not blend well in cooked dishes)
also
try decreasing amount by 25%
cream cheesefat-free cream cheese
but
does not work in cream cheese frosting
canned cream soup98% fat-free canned cream soup
1 cup butter or shortening1 cup margarine or 7/8 cup vegetable oil
also
try decreasing the amount by 25%
vegetable oiltry decreasing the amount by 25% (in some recipes, strained baby food fruits or vegetables can be used to replace part of the oil)
mayonnaiselow fat or light mayonnaise
1 ounce chocolate3 tablespoons cocoa powder
baconCanadian bacon

 


Introduction

Risk factors for heart disease

Fats in Blood

Dietary Fats

Food Guide Pyramid

Label Reading Guidelines

Sample Label

What to look for on a label

Food Groups

Meat/Fish/Poultry/Eggs

Dairy Products

Fats/Oils

Fruits/Vegetables

Starches

Special Desserts/Baked Goods

Other Dietary Restrictions

Summary of Limits

Ingredient Substitutions

Tips and Hints to Help You Manage Your Diet

Parties, Holidays and Special Occasions

Dining Out

Supermarket Savvy