I’m willing to bet that there are at least a couple of healthy ingredient substitutions in the chart above that you didn’t know about. Am I right? In my eternal quest to use clean and unprocessed ingredients in my cooking at home — for adults and kids — I’ve tried most of these. The result? Way healthier meals and baked goods that don’t compromise flavor or texture. To find out exact ratios and measurements for the swaps above, just enter a quick google search and you’ll find instructions. In the meantime, print out this handy dandy chart that Kelly illustrated just for our readers and put it on your fridge for quick reference. Happy weekend cooking!

*featured image from Eva Kolenko

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  1. 1
    Jennifer Rose Smith January 22, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    So great!!! I’m going to print this one out and put it in my kitchen

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    kristine January 22, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    loved this post! I also use plain 0% greek yogurt as a mayo substitute and season it accordingly. works wonderful!

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    Truc Pham January 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    This was such a helpful and cute picture that I just had to save to my phone for a reminder to be healthy and for the motivation! I also agree with you for using dates instead of sugar! I love dates I actually find them sweeter than sugar!

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    Cristina January 23, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Looove this illustration! And handy to boot.

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    Kelly January 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    I am already on diet. Sometimes I wanna escape and forget I have to eat, play, live by the rules. Useful advice tho.

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    susan January 25, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I’ll never give up pasta!!

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    Sarah Malcom January 26, 2016 at 6:54 am

    what’s wrong with eggs?

    • Camille Styles January 26, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      I happen to love eggs and eat them all the time, but for our vegan readers, this is a great swap!

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    PsychicKathleen January 29, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Very helpful – thank you! You’re absolutely right there were a few in here I’d never thought about and they are much better choices for health and calorie reduction without having to sacrifice taste and texture!

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    David A Galler January 29, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Dates are healthy and nice but they are not a substitute for sugar .To get the equivalent sweetness from dates as you would from powdered sugar ,you end up taking more sugar.The sugar in dates is not as sweet as powdered sugar,