83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions Here at Greatist, we're always looking for ways to make our favorite foods healthier without sacrificing flavor. So we compiled a list of our best substitutions and discovered some new ones along the way. Below are our 83 (!) top picks, guaranteed to make that next meal a delicious, healthier hit. It wasn't easy taste-testing all this food, but someone sure had to. Baking hacks 1. Swapping out flour for a can of black beans (drained and rinsed, of course) in brownies is a great way to cut out the gluten and fit in an extra dose of protein, Plus, they taste great. 2. In virtually any baked good, replacing white flour with whole wheat can add a whole new dimension of nutrients, flavor, and texture. 3. Using applesauce in place of sugar can give the necessary sweetness without the extra calories and, well, sugar. 4. Don’t knock this one till you’ve tried it. 5. This gluten-free switch gives any baked good a dose of protein, omega-3s, and a delicious nutty flavor. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets When I tell you this, take me very seriously…..run, don’t walk to your nearest grocery store and make these today! I knew I wanted to make a Nutella treat the other day and when this simple idea came to mind I had no idea how crazy good it would be! The pastry with the gooey disappearing marshmallow and nutella make for a treat that you just must try for yourself! Enjoy! Can you handle this line up?! Um….this stuff should be illegal. Ok, easy easy. Take a little fork and crimp those edges, nice and firm. Next, you’ll brush with an egg white wash and sprinkle with sugar, mmmmm! Get a load of this! I sprinkled mine with a little powdered sugar Oooey, gooey and delish! Nutella-Mallow Pillow Pockets 1 package puff pastry, 2 pastry sheets thawed 1 Cup Nutella spread 1 Cup mini marshmallows Egg white wash: 1 egg white whisked with 1 Tablespoon water Powdered sugar for dusting 1. 8 pockets Have a great new week! Other recipes you may enjoy...
Gluten-Free Pastry Pie Crust Divide dough in half and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for one hour. Remove crust from the refrigerator and allow to come to almost room temperature. Cut two pieces of parchment 12 by 18-inches. Uuni Determined to bring the quality of wood-fired pizza home without having to invest in the pricey and cumbersome options that fill the market, Kristian Tapaninaho created the prototype for Uuni, an affordable, wood-burning oven that is small enough to keep in the kitchen. About the size of a suitcase and weighing just 15 pounds, the Uuni is a realistic revelation for pizza enthusiasts everywhere. Unlike traditional domestic ovens which only reach temperatures between 500°F to 600°F, the Uuni is able to replicate the high temperatures of traditional wood-burning ovens between 600°F to 840°F. It is this scorching heat that enables the Uuni to mimic the signature charred and chewy crust of Neapolitan-style pizza that is impossible to create at only 500°. Like any other wood-fire oven, the Uuni requires a little prep work, but for the dedicated home chef, the results are worth it. Images courtesy of Uuni
36 Healthy Taco Recipes You Need to Try Tacos have gone from unappetizing fast food to Tuesday night staple and gourmet food truck fare. Filled with meat or veggies, stuffed inside a soft or hard tortilla, and topped with cheese or guacamole (or both!), the possibilities are endless. And while there’s nothing wrong with a beefy, cheesy handheld, there are plenty of delicious ways to make healthy tacos too. These 36 variations of the Mexican mainstay—organized by the main ingredient—all start with wholesome add-ins. Some keep things classic, others take on Asian influences, and more go vegan or gluten-free. Vegetables 1. This recipe isn’t kidding about focusing on veggies, packing in a whopping eight of ‘em including the salsa ingredients. 2. The flavors in these tacos may give off a distinct Thanksgiving vibe, but who are we to object to healthy, holiday-themed meals any time of year? 3. Portobello mushrooms are widely known as meat’s vegetarian understudy. 4. 5. A roundup of taco recipes without an option for breakfast? 6.
Skinny Mashed Potatoes Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite things to eat on Thanksgiving, but this year since I am pregnant and on a really strict low carb diet (for my diabetes) real mashed potatoes are out (bummer). I recently started researching alternatives to some of my favorite dishes because there is NO way my plate will be without a big ole pile of mash potatoes. I came across this recipe that uses cauliflower instead of potatoes. Hmmm not a big cauliflower fan so I wasn't sure. If there is a choice of either celery or cauliflower in a veggie dish 9 times out of 10 I will choose the celery. BUT I decided to give it a try since the reviews were outstanding. ***BEST MOCK mashed potatoes I have ever had! What you will need: 1 head of cauliflower 1 tablespoon of cream cheese1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic1/2 teaspoon of salt5 or so dashes of pepperChives for garnish Directions:Wash and cut cauliflower into small pieces. These were seriously unbelievable!
Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, Gluten-Free Goddess Style Gluten-Free Pizza Crust, Goddess Style For years I've missed pizza. Not because there isn't gluten-free pizza available. It's out there. You can find it if you look hard enough. Problem is, most gluten-free pizza sucks. It's usually heavy on the chewy aspect. And it's not from lack of trying, this pizza deprivation. I've been rustling up g-free versions our nation's most cherished Italian import since week one of going gluten-free twelve years ago. I used to knead pillows of dough on my antique bread board, humming along to Crowded House. So I've been a tad bereft on pizza-deprived Fridays. But last week I started experimenting with a gluten-free dinner roll recipe. This would make a fabulous pizza crust! So I tweaked and baked. And lo and behold. And this one doesn't suck. Karina's Best Gluten-Free Pizza Crust Recipe Originally published Febuary 2011. I'm finally happy with a gluten-free pizza crust. Ingredients: Instructions: Proof the yeast in 1 cup warm water with a pinch of sugar.
Baker D Chirico by March Studio Slideshow: Australian practice March Studio conceived this Melbourne bakery as an oversized breadbasket. The undulating wooden slats that cover the rear wall and ceiling of the shop function as shelves for storing and displaying breads of different shapes and sizes. A wooden chopping board spans the length of the bakery to create a countertop with integrated pockets for scales, knives, crumb-catchers and checkouts. March Studio were also the designers for a series of unusual shops for skincare brand Aesop - see them here. Photography is by Peter Bennetts. Here's the story of the project from March Studio: Baker D. “Just bread”, he said, and passed us a loaf. “Just bread?” A Wall Of Bread. Bread is a simple product, of few ingredients, traditionally displayed and sold simply. At the Carlton edition of Baker D. An undulation of CNC routed plywood forms wall and ceiling. “And I’ll sell it by the kilo”, he said, and showed us a knife. “By the kilo?” “And maybe some nougat”, he said.
10 Healthy Alternatives To Our Favourite Foods - See Whats Trending Is there anything you do or work for something other than your tummy? Our ultimate hard earned penny mostly shows way to our favourite food. Favourite foods are always mouth watering and tasting for tongue with high cholesterol and fat which are not preferred to your body health. Popcorn for your snacks Popcorn – Healthy Alternatives To Our Favourite Foods Try to replace your oily fat snacks which are more likely to encourage cholesterols like noodles, pastas and other fast foods with hot healthy low calorie pop corns.
Scottish Farmhouse Eggs | Ahoy! | Portland Maine DIY Blog Decided to mix things up and do a recipe. This is one I’ve made forever and I’m not 100% positive where I picked it up. It is always a crowd pleaser for brunch or breakfast. Susan's Cooking School: No Pizza Stone? No Problem! I'm often asked whether it is necessary to use a pizza stone for making pizzas and breads, so I made a video (below) to address that question. The short answer is no, but let me explain further. The purpose of using a stone for baking pizzas and artisan style breads is that the preheated stone applies direct (and correct) heat to the bottom of your pizza or bread dough allowing it to rise again in the oven, before a crust is formed on your dough, preventing the dough from expanding anymore. You may think, well, my oven is hot, so why do I need the stone for heat? The reason is, that when you open the oven door on a household oven, a great amount of heat is lost immediately into the kitchen. In addition, if your bread is on a pan, it takes time for the heat to travel through the metal to get to the bottom of the loaf. So what are some alternatives to baking with a pizza stone? Let me say one more thing about the pizza stone - it takes a long time to sufficiently preheat.
5 healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth Whether it's a late night craving or a bit of workday stress, having a sweet tooth can be a struggle if you're trying to keep a healthy diet. While a few treats here and there won't completely derail your healthy eating efforts, they aren't something you should have every day. If your need for sweet treats seems like it's too much to overcome, consider swapping the sugar for one of these healthier alternatives. Banana "ice cream" and frozen yogurt buttons With a simple recipe and a delicious flavour, the texture of this treat will give you the feeling of eating a luxury ice cream. To make it, all you need to do is freeze a ripe banana (take the peel off before freezing for best results) and then blend it. For another frozen treat, try making frozen yogurt buttons. Get Moving While it's not going to be quite the same as demolishing a box of biscuits, one of the best ways to hit back at sweet cravings is to get active. Baked apples Eat regularly Dark chocolate
Garlicky Baked Fries I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart). crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: 8 garlic cloves, minced or grated 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 russet potatoes (about 8oz each), each cut into 12 wedges 3 tbsp cornstarch/cornflour 1 1/2 tsp coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper ½ tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper Tools:Microplane to grating the garlic warm and soft interior Tagged as: garlic, garlic baked fries, savory bakes, sides