11 Recipe Substitutions for Healthy Eating

Keep your resolutions with these skinny shortcuts.

11 Recipe Substitutions for Healthy Eating

Looking to shed pounds and feel your best? With a few simple recipe substitutions, you can hack your favorite meals and make them healthier without sacrificing flavor. From baking with bananas or wrapping your favorite foods in lettuce, you can shave lots of carbs, calories, and fat with minimal effort. Take a look at these 11 creative approaches to cooking and baking so you can get inspired and find new ways to enjoy your favorite comfort foods.

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Try a Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

Try a Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake

America's Test Kitchen's pastry chef Bridget Lancaster has a few tweaks to help you make a gluten-free cake without sacrificing flavor or texture. She recommends using a combination of chocolate and cocoa and swapping out butter for oil to create a cake that tastes light and fluffy, so you can avoid the brick-like texture that often befalls gluten-free desserts. You can also try using xantham gum to replace the elasticity and keep your cake from collapsing since it lacks gluten.

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Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

See how electrolytes work in your body.

Is This the Key to Ultimate Hydration?

Whether you're trying to stay hydrated for your workout routine or rehabilitation, recovery and hydration is so important to keeping your body performing like it should. So how do you make sure that happens? You need electrolytes — the minerals that give electrical power to your body. What the video below to see how they get to work inside your body and how you seamlessly add them to your day.

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