Sometimes not following the recipe can result in a better-for-you dish while being just as tasty. Find out the easiest ways you can turn a regular dish into an extra-healthy one. Plus, get advice on how to make your restaurant meals heart-smart too. Photo by Getty Images/Shutterstock.
1. The recipe calls for…bread crumbs
Heart-healthier pick: Rolled oats
Tip To mimic the texture of bread crumbs (store-bought kinds can be high in sodium), pulse cholesterol-lowering oats in a food processor until grainy. Use to top casseroles or as an ingredient in meat loaf.
2. The recipe calls for…bacon bits
Heart-healthier pick: Smoked paprika
Tip A small pinch of the spice on top of eggs, Brussels sprouts or split pea soup mimics the smoky flavor of bacon-with almost no calories or fat.
3. The recipe calls for…salt (to finish off a dish)
Heart-healthier pick: Citrus juices
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