Favorite Easter Dish "Lightening" Tips
Use about two tablespoons of canola oil per regular-sized muffin recipe (one that makes 12 muffins). Replace the rest of the oil the recipe calls for with lowfat yogurt or nonfat sour cream.
Use 1/4 to 1/3 cup canola margarine or butter per cake. Replace the rest of the fat the recipe calls for with fat-free or light cream cheese, or pureed fruit like applesauce or pureed pears or peaches.
Use Louis Rich turkey bacon or center-cut bacon, and use less than the recipe calls for. Switch to fat-free or light sour cream and use reduced-fat cheese. The butter the recipe calls for can be left out completely, and the amount of sour cream increased if necessary.
Cream of Asparagus Soup
Use a maximum of 1 tablespoon canola oil to saute onions and celery. Instead of blending the flour into melted butter, blend WONDRA quick-mixing flour with some of the chicken broth to form a paste. Fat free half-and-half can be substituted as well.
Substitute reduced-fat canned cream of mushroom or celery soups, along with reduced-fat cheeses, sour cream, and milk. If butter or margarine is called for, it can generally be cut in half if not eliminated.
Use reduced-fat dressing, or cut the calories and fat grams in regular salad dressings in half by blending 1/2 cup of the dressing with 1/2 cup of apple juice or orange juice (or any fruit juice or nectar).
Use light cream cheese instead of for regular cream cheese. The crust can be made with a lot less softened or melted butter than the recipe calls for (replace the lost butter with liqueur, light pancake syrup, or fat-free sour cream). If sour cream is called for, you can use fat-free or light versions. Half the eggs can be replaced with egg substitute. Skimmed evaporated milk can be substituted for the full-fat kind.
Instead of other fats, you can use as little as _ to 1/3 cup of canola oil or canola margarine per cake. The rest of the fat can be replaced with lemon yogurt, sour cream, or fat-free cream cheese. Cut the number of eggs in half, and replace the rest with egg substitute.