Chocolate Recipe Alternative With Goji And Prune
from Alex Windall
Satisfy your chocolate cravings in a healthy way this holiday season with a simple recipe switch. You can replace up to three-quarters of the shortening in chocolate recipes with a puree of dried plums and a quarter part Goji Berries.
The puree will add a dense, fudge-like texture to recipes and works especially well with chocolate. What’s more, dried plums, or prunes, are an excellent source of boron and both are an excellent source of fiber.
There are many ways to make your holiday menu healthier. Avoid self-basting turkeys, which are usually injected with butter or other fatty additives.
Replace the shortening in baked goods with applesauce or pureed prunes. This will make your baked goods denser, but you can lighten them up by using a softer flour, such as pastry or cake flour, and by beating the egg whites
and folding them into the batter.
Use fat-free chicken broth to flavor mashed potatoes. And flavor your butternut squash or sweet potatoes with orange juice or pineapple juice, instead of salt and butter.