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       Title: Adapt Your Own Recipe
  Categories: Diabetic, Info/help
       Yield: 1 servings
       1    Info/help                      
   REDUCE CHOLESTEROL ~ Use vegetable oil or margarine instead of butter
   ~ Substitute 2 egg whites for 1 egg, or use egg substitute ~ Use more
   vegetables and grains and less meat in recipe ~ Use soy-based product
   to replace part of meat eg. tofu ~ Use nonfat milk products instead
   of whole milk
   REDUCE FAT CONTENT ~ Use reduced calorie mayonnaise and salad
   dressing ~ Blend cottage cheese or yogurt with milk for sour cream
   topping ~ Replace regular whipping cream with low-cal topping or
   yogurt ~ Remove visible fat from meat and skin from poultry before
   cooking ~ Decrease oil in marinades and salad dressing; increase
   vinegar, water and seasonings ~ Use foods canned in their own juice
   or water ~ De-fat meat drippings by refrigerating and skimming fat
   off the top ~ Decrease the amount of fat used in baked goods by 1/3
   to 1/2 and increase fluids called for to reach desired consistency. ~
   Cheese that is finely grated or thinly sliced goes further ~ Pour
   some of the fat off the top of “natural” peanut butters
   REDUCE SODIUM CONTENT ~ Use low-salt or no-salt-added products ~
   Increase your use of herbs and spices in place of salt in recipes ~
   Use fresh foods whenever possible in place of canned or processed
   (soup mixes, cured meats etc) or rinse canned foods (tuna) with water
   ~ Do not add salt to water when cooking pasta or other foods
   REDUCE SUGAR CONTENT ~ Decrease the amount of sugar called for in
   traditional recipes by at least 1/3; substitute fruit juices, nectars
   or pureed fruits. ~ Use fruit canned in water or fruit juice ~ Use
   non caloric sweeteners if needed to increase the sweetness of a
   recipe without added calories.  (Most baked desserts require at least
   3/4 tsp. sugar per serving to achieve a desirable flavor.)
   Adapted from Univ. of Calif. San Diego Healthy Diet For Diabetics c.