Following are some helpful suggestions for modifying your holiday baking into healthier fare.
Tip 1: Substitute Stevia (liquid or powder) for sugar in any baked good or dessert. I recommend Truvia or Stevita as these tend to give finished products a taste similar to sugar and a little goes a long way.
Tip 2: Use honey, molasses, or agave nectar as a sugar substitute in baked desserts if you don't like Stevia. Molasses could also be used in place of brown sugar etc..
Tip 3: Use soy milk instead of milk or cream to reduce carbs.
Tip 4: Consider using egg substitutes - especially for dishes that use pasta like macaroni and cheese.
Tip 5: Use almond meal instead white flour.
Tip 6: Consider a low carb bread like Oroweat Carb Counting bread for stuffing and bread puddings.
Tip 7: Use shirataki or tofu noodles for low carb mac and cheese.
Tip 8: Use cauliflower in the place of rice or to make mashed potatoes.
Tip 9: Substitute applesauce for oil when mixing cakes or brownies.