If you have been following Hungry Healthy Happy for a while and looking at all of the recipes, then you will notice that there are a few basic substitutions that I always make in my cooking and baking.
It is not that there is anything wrong with the original ingredients, I always say it is about balance, but when you can save your self a few (or a lot in most cases) calories and grams of fat, and it doesn’t sacrifice on flavour (that is really important), then why not do it? It means you can have a bigger portion, or save room for dessert.
I thought it would be helpful to make a little guide of substitutions. Most of the measurements are like for like, except the sugar. With the sugar I replace 100g of sugar for 10 dates blended with 4 tbsp of water. This is obviously wetter than sugar, so you need to add some extra flour (or I add some ground nuts) to get the recipe back to the desired consistency. I use this method for baking.
You don’t need to give up all of your favourite foods, just make them yourself and make healthier substitutions.