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10 tricks to make your favorite foods healthier

By Stacy Fraser, June 20, 2012 - 10:45am

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Stacy asks: What’s your best secret for cooking healthier?


I use Greek yogurt as a topping for baked potatoes. Use olive oil for a crispy peel that is edible..
Place in a paper towel or better yet, a coffee filter set in a strainer.
Cover and store in refrigerator overnight
What you end up with is a type of potted cheese, something like sour cream.
Top with chopped scallions.
Mary Ann


12/19/2013 - 10:47am

Replace bread crumbs with oatmeal in meatloaf.Uuse applesauce to replace oil in cake mix cakes.Add a little pumpkin purée or butternut squash purée to tomato sauce.


07/10/2012 - 10:28am

I noticed you suggested using low fat milk and flour, to reduce fat and calories in creamy foods, such as Alfredo and mac and cheese. I am curious as to how this is better? In my opinion this would be like eating a bucket of paste, that would stick in the intestines and clog up the pipes. I had heard of a biggest loser contestant making an Alfredo sauce with Greek yogurt. I would like to hear your thoughts on this.


06/27/2012 - 4:37pm

When I saute veggies, I use a comparable amount of vegetable broth instead of the oil or butter recipes call for.


06/21/2012 - 4:15pm

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