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Eat Healthier with a Recipe Makeover

During the holiday season we might be tempted to eat more than we need, especially with the many sweet treats. Consider some recipe makeovers to update your recipes. To decrease sugar, you can:

  • Reduce sugar by one-quarter to one-third in baked goods and desserts. This works best with quick breads, cookies, pie fillings, custards, puddings, and fruit crisps.
  • Increase the amount of cinnamon or vanilla in a recipe to enhance the impression of sweetness.

To see more suggestions to help reduce sodium, fat, and calories, check out the "Now Serving: Recipe Makeovers!" handout, available here.


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