Food Swap Friday – Mashed Avocado for Butter

With the holidays quickly approaching, plans are being made to minimize the damage! Food swaps, fitness plans, all sorts of stuff…

Because the holiday months are some of the most challenging times for many of us, I am always looking for other ways to keep myself in check.

And this is one of them! I try to limit butter – I know it’s not the devil like its made out to be, but it’s not the healthiest choice if you can make a healthier one!

Baked goods for the holidays tend to use large amounts of added butter, which is a source of saturated fat and excess calories. Replacing just two tablespoons of butter with mashed avocado using a 1:1 ratio saves 154 calories and 14 grams of saturated fat. If you aren’t completely sold on this swap, try replacing just half of the butter in the recipe with equal parts mashed avocado. This gives your baked goods a nutritional boost!


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