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How to Remake your Old Favourite Holiday Recipes - December 2016
Simple tips on how to remake your old favourite recipes…just in time for Thanksgivin
This is simpler than you would think…
When I look at any recipe I look for good healthy ingredients.
If a recipe calls for margarine I substitute it for butter and if it calls for vegetable oil, I switch that to olive or coconut oil. Depending on what flavour I’m trying to achieve.
So here is a quick list of substitutes:
Margarine – butter
Vegetable oil – olive or coconut oil
Lard or shortening - butter
White flour – whole wheat, spelt, quinoa…there are many to choose from now, just check the consistency of them…sometimes a blend is best.
Quick oats – large slow oats or quinoa flakes
Sugar – raw cane sugar (this can safely be cut in half)
Sweeteners (Yuk – chemicals) – better to use sugar…don’t let the ads fool you!
Corn syrup (so bad!) – Agave nectar, maple syrup, applesauce
Table salt – sea salt
Milk (some people have a hard time with lactose) – try almond milk
Check to make sure your baking powder and soda does not have an aluminum base – you want to be able to remember how to bake later in life!
Ground beef – ground turkey (I just made a shepherd’s pie with turkey – delicious!)
Remember it always tastes better from scratch…and your family will be healthier!
If you have a recipe that you want reworked, send it to Shannon and I’ll see what I can do.
Shannon's Bio: Shannon Bliss, CNP, ROHP is the founder of Health is Bliss, a busy Holistic Nutritional Practice in Kelowna, B.C. As a Holistic Nutritionist, she looks for the root cause of health imbalances in order to give the body the raw materials it needs to help it heal. Shannon has a passion for health, fitness, the outdoors and creating her own skin care products. Website: www.healthisbliss.ca 250-801-2798
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