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Want healthier recipes? Swap ingredients!

Updated: 12-10-2011

A simple switch of ingredients can turn fatty family favorites into healthy dishes. Substitute turkey bacon or lean prosciutto for bacon. Replace sour cream with fat-free plain yogurt. Try lean ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef. And use applesauce or prune puree for half of the called-for butter, shortening or oil in baked goods.