Listen, life is much too short to go entirely without baked goods such as cookies, cakes, and more. But we all know that those sorts of things pack in a lot of calories and a lot of added sugar without a lot of extra nutrition. However, there are things that you can do to help shift that equation and get more from your baked goods without sacrificing your healthy diet.
For example, unsweetened applesauce can easily be swapped out for sugar and in doing so, you can cut both sugar and calories. That’s not a very surprising swap. Nor is swapping out Greek yogurt for sour cream, which adds protein and cuts both calories and fat. But there are unexpected swaps you can turn to as well. For example, white flour? You can actually substitute black beans and get more fiber but fewer calories. Want to learn more? This graphic has some ideas.
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