If you love baking as much as I do, you'll appreciate these tips for cutting calories that I collected from various sources over time. Here are my favorites:
Reduce sugar in the recipe by one-quarter to one-third. (You won't notice the taste difference.)
Use unsweetened applesauce or nonfat yogurt in place of oil to reduce calories.
Add flax seed or wheat germ to increase healthy fats.
Stick with butter but reduce the amount by half and use egg whites in place of whole eggs.
Experiment. Make Grandma's apple pie with a low-calorie crumb topping instead of two crusts.
Anyone who's eaten in my home knows that my baked goods have surprising ingredients. Get creative and play in your kitchen! You'll discover wonderful ways to bake for yourself and your family that are healthful and delicious.
Photo courtesy of Aneta Blaszczyk