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Easter and Passover Favorites Made Lighter

You won't miss the calories with these easy and yummy substitutions

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Favorite Passover Dish "Lightening" Tips
Chicken Matzo Ball Soup For the matzo balls, replace half the eggs with egg whites or egg substitute. Use half the amount of fat the recipe calls for, and replace the rest with chicken broth.
Beef Brisket Brown the onions and brisket in a minimum of oil (about 2 tablespoons per 5-pound brisket).
Kugel Replace half the eggs with egg whites or egg substitute (1/4 cup of substitute or 2 egg whites is equivalent to one whole egg). You can probably cut the amount of butter and sugar in half (the missing butter can be replaced with mashed potatoes, condensed chicken broth or a similar ingredient).
Passover Rolls Replace half the eggs with egg whites or egg substitute. Cut the amount of vegetable oil called for can be cut in half and replace the rest with mashed potatoes or chicken broth.
Passover Apple Cake Cut the amount of vegetable oil in half and replace it with fruit puree such as applesauce.
Passover Sponge Cake Replace half the egg yolks with egg substitute (2 tablespoons per egg yolk).


Originally published April 2003.
Medically updated March 1, 2005.

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Reviewed on December 01, 2005

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