4 Calorie-Saving Food Swaps That Taste Like the Real Deal

4 Calorie-Saving Food Swaps That Taste Like the Real Deal

I cannot keep sour cream in my house anymore, because I will polish it off in two sittings (OK, maybe one). We’re all about the occasional indulgence over here u2014 80/20, anyone? u2014 but if you’re committed to losing weight, certain foods cannot be an everyday occurrence. It’s important to recognize your trigger foods and try to find lighter substitutions that satisfy your cravings and palate. The following four food swaps slash calories but keep things tasting just like the real deal.

| Instead of Butter or Oil, Bake With Applesauce

Subbing in applesauce will give your dessert texture that’s spongier and fluffier, but as long as you’re using an unsweetened variety, it won’t affect the flavor. Taste it for yourself in this moist and fluffy banana apple chunk bread that doesn’t use any butter, oil, or egg whatsoever.

It’s easy to sub in applesauce to your favorite treats. The ratio of applesauce to butter and oil is one to one: if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of butter, simply sub in 1/2 cup of applesauce; if a recipe calls for one cup of oil, sub in one cup of applesauce.

Calories in butter (1/2 cup):