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10 Substitutes that Will Cut the Calories


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Applesauce
Give your recipe a more interesting twist by baking with applesauce.
Give your recipe a more interesting twist by baking with applesauce.
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When a baking recipe calls for vegetable oil, use unsweetened applesauce instead. It provides the moisture necessary to bind your ingredients together and gives your baked goods a light, fruity taste. Plus, look at all the calories you'll save:

  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil = 970 calories
  • 1/2 cup of canola oil = 964 calories
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce = 53 calories

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