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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Employee Wellness @ Work

Cookbook - Food Tips

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/wellness/cookbook/foodtips/grainsbreadscereals/

Grains, Breads, Cerealsbreads

  • Prepare muffins and quick breads with less saturated fat and fewer calories. Use three ripe, very well-mashed bananas, instead of 1/2 cup butter, lard, shortening or oil or substitute one cup of applesauce per one cup of these fats.
  • Choose whole grain for part of your ingredients instead of highly refined products. Use whole-wheat flour, oatmeal and whole cornmeal. Whole-wheat flour can be substituted for up to half or all-purpose flour. For example, if a recipe calls for 2 cups of flour, try 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon whole-wheat flour.

Information from Consumer Reports, American Heart Association and Target Wellness Center recipe book.