6 Healthy Holiday Tips to Indulge a Little More
There’s no excuse not to eat healthier this holiday season with these quick and simple recipe substitutions.
- Use whole-wheat flour instead of white flour.
- Use coconut milk in place of heavy cream.
- Substitute oil in baking recipes with unsweetened applesauce.
- Try 2 egg whites instead of one egg.
- Replace 2% milk with low-fat milk.
- Use low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese instead of sour cream.
Or try sugar-free syrups in these easy sugar-free recipes.
Sugar-Free Banana–Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
1 12-oz package sugar-free chocolate chips
5 8-oz packages low-fat cream cheese
1 cup Splenda sweetener
1 tbsp banana extract
1 tbsp flour
½ cup sour cream
Graham cracker crumbs for crust
Preheat oven to 350°. Make graham cracker crust by spraying a 9″ springform pan with nonstick coating and crumbling graham cracker into the pan. Lightly pack crumbs using back of a spoon over the bottom of the pan.
Blend the cream cheese, Splenda and DaVinci Gourmet Banana Sugar Free Syrup. Add eggs one at a time until blended into batter. Blend in sour cream, then flour until mixed into the batter. Lightly hand stir the chocolate chips into the batter. Poor into pan and bake for 1 hour. Turn off oven and allow cheesecake to sit in cooling oven for another hour. Remove and cool for one more hour.
Refrigerate cheesecake for 4–6 hours or overnight.
Tips: You can use any DaVinci Gourmet Sugar Free Syrup flavor. Place a pie pan filled with water into the oven while the cheesecake is baking to add moisture.
Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cup Mocha
1 shot espresso
Combine ingredients in a 12-oz cup. Mix well.