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Watch more Healthy Recipes videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/205-Healthy-Recipes Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to create healthy recipes with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Reduce fat Reduce the fat in baked goods by using half the amount of butter, oil, or shortening and using applesauce, mashed banana, or prune puree for the other half. In recipes that call for whole milk, use fat-free milk instead. Tip Look for ready-made fruit-based fat replacers in the baking aisle of your grocery store. Step 2: Cut sugar Cut the amount of sugar in a recipe by one-third to one-half and add sweetness-enhancing spices such as cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, or flavorings such as vanilla or almond extract. Step 3: Go easy on the salt Go easy on the salt. Unless the recipe uses yeast, which requires salt for leavening, reduce the amount of salt by one-half or eliminate it completely. Step 4: Use whole grain-pasta Use whole-grain pasta instead of enriched pasta. Not only will you reduce the number of calories; you'll triple your fiber intake. Step 5: Employ healthy cooking techniques Employ healthy cooking techniques such as broiling, grilling, and steaming instead of frying. Use nonstick pans and cooking spray to reduce added fat and calories. Step 6: Switch to lean meats Eat lean cuts of beef and pork, turkey, and seafood. Step 7: Reduce portion size Reduce the portion size of meals that are still higher in fat, salt, or sugar despite replacements. Bon appetit! Did You Know? The recommended intake of fiber is about 20 grams to 35 grams a day. Most Americans only get about half that, with 14 to 15 grams consumed per day.
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