Better Butter Up: Five Healthy Solutions
The natural sweetness of the fruit will also allow you to decrease the amount of sugar added. About 1/2 cup of fruit puree will replace 1 cup of butter. You may need to do a little experimenting, as the baking soda or powder might need to be increased a tiny bit. Try to use a fruit that fits well with what you are baking. Bananas are excellent in chocolate brownies, but I don't think you'd want to try prunes.
Deep frying is wrong on so many levels. Immersing your food in a vat of hot oil or grease, to have it soak in like a sponge, is unhealthy. Baking in the oven can achieve the same crispy results. Marinating chicken wings in a mixture of 1/2 cup hot sauce and 1/4 cup vinegar for thirty minutes before baking in a 375 degree oven produces an excellent deep fried alternative. Potatoes cut to shoestring width and lightly coated with garlic powder and Italian seasoning, then baked in the oven, are a healthier choice than french fries.