On Mardi Gras, we eat fat. Yes it seems logical! But you can very well feast in a lighter version. Here are our gourmet and healthy recipes!
Shrove Tuesday is the eve of Lent for Christians. A period when the faithful are invited to eat more soberly. But whether you are religious or not, Mardi Gras is above all a festive opportunity to enjoy yourself with your family! Between waffles, donuts, bugnes, donuts, and other delicacies of the kind all excesses are allowed.
Of course who says excess says not good for the line … But do not worry, to celebrate Mardi Gras with dignity and without guilt, we have for you light recipes to treat yourself with your family. Very easy, you can prepare them with children.
How to lighten sweet recipes?
Reducing sugar and fat in our sweet recipes does not mean that they will be worse! On the contrary, excellent in taste and better for health, you can enjoy yourself without feeling guilty.
Lightening sweet recipes are therefore possible. And the best way for this is to promote the “homemade”! Yes, there is nothing better than making your own recipes. This way, you will know exactly what ingredients make up your recipe, and you will be able to use healthy products without food additives, which are stuffed with industrial products. And your recipe will be much less caloric.
To lighten your sweet recipes that need cooking, choose silicone molds. Easy to unmold, they do not need to be buttered or oiled to prevent the preparation from sticking to cooking. Unlike glass or ceramic molds that need fat not to hang. Fewer calories, without any effort!
- Also, prefer baking rather than frying!
Use whole foods and ban refined products like white sugar and white flour, which are unhealthy. For your recipes for bread and buns, cakes and even cookies, for example, prefer unrefined cereals such as oatmeal, wheat bran, millet seeds, as well as flours made from whole grains: wholemeal flour, rice, buckwheat, spelled and brown sugar rather than white sugar … Whole foods have many more nutritional assets and regulate transit.
Feel free to use natural flavor enhancers to bring more flavors and flavor to your recipes. Among them, there are for example the extract of vanilla, bitter almond, orange, or lemon, as well as spices with a sweet flavor such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, or ginger. More taste and zero calories, it would be a shame to deprive yourself of it!
How to replace fat in sweet recipes?
To lighten sweet recipes, it is obviously necessary to remove, replace or reduce fat. Here’s how.
Replace the butter with:
- Cottage cheese 0%
- Applesauce 0%
- Mashed bananas
- Almond puree
- Avocado puree
- Zucchini puree
- Coral lentil puree
These foods will have the same effect as butter, without the calories and they will not change the taste of your recipe.
Replace the oil with:
- Vegetable oil (coconut, almonds, argan, hazelnuts…)
Replace the milk with:
- Vegetable milk (almonds, soy, hazelnuts…)
Replace the eggs with:
- 1 egg = 1 tablespoon cornstarch + 2 tablespoons water
- 1 egg = 1 teaspoon baking soda + 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 egg = 50 g crushed banana
- 1 egg = 50 g yogurt 0%
- 1 egg = 2 teaspoons of ground seeds + 30 ml of water
All these ingredients bring softness, binder, and leavening in sweet preparations, just like eggs.
Replace the flour with:
- Corn or potato starch
- Almond or hazelnut powder
Replace the chocolate with:
- Unsweetened cocoa
In your recipes, replace sugar with naturally sweet foods such as fruits for example.
You can now enjoy a lighter version!
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