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Saving Calories in Your Meals

2:46 PM, Apr 13, 2011   |    comments
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Calories saved

1/2 cup oil in baked goods

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

750

3 oz bacon

 3 oz turkey bacon

250

1 tbsp regular mayo

1 tbsp lite mayo

90

1 whole egg

2 egg whites

46

10 fried tortilla chips

10 baked tortilla chips

20

1 tbsp regular Mayo

1 tbsp lowfat Mayo

65

1 flour tortilla

1 corn tortilla

50

3 oz ground beef

3 oz ground turkey breast meat

100

3.5 oz sausage

3.5 oz turkey bacon

130

1 cup whole milk

1 cup skim milk

60

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 can fat free sweetened condensed milk

200

1 can (12oz) evaporated milk

1 can (12oz) evaporated skim milk

191

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup evaporated skim milk

782

2 cups sugar

1 cup sugar and 1 cup Splenda

770

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup evaporated skim milk

600

2 tbsp sour cream (regular)

2 tbsp lite sour cream or lite nonfat yogurt

20

1oz regular cream cheese

1 oz light cream cheese

40

The following information is provided by Emily Hoffman, Clinical Dietician at Memorial Hospital.

Cutting back on the calories in your meals can be easier than you think! Choosing healthy ways of cooking and making simple substitutes in your recipes can also help you to save calories. You can still have delicious meals that your family will love, but not waver from your meal plan. Try these substitutes at home:

 This content was provided by Emily Hoffman, Clinical Dietician at Memorial Hospital.

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