Here are some awesome tips from FitSugar to lower your calories and fat: 
  • Agave nectar for sugar: While it should still be used sparingly, agave nectar is sweeter than sugar, so you'll be using less, plus it won't cause a spike in blood sugar levels like sugar.
  • Avocado for butter: When baking, sub out half the butter with avocado for less calories, saturated fat, and cholesterol.
  • Ground flaxseeds for eggs: Who knew flaxseeds could replace eggs in your baking recipes? One teaspoon of ground flaxseeds and 1/4 cup of water replaces a single egg.
  • Parsnips for potatoesParsnips are just one kind out of many healthy veggies that can replace potatoes in a French fry recipe.
  • Greek yogurt for whipped cream: Mixing in Greek yogurt with your whipped cream (or replacing it all together), cuts out fat, giving you more calcium, protein, iron, and healthy bacteria in the process.
  • Turkey for beef: Try a healthy turkey burger instead of beef burger at your next BBQ.
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