There are a growing number of substitute ingredients that can used in cooking and baking to “lighten” up a recipe without drastically changing the flavor profile. This Valentine’s Day, your customers can still satisfy their chocolate craving, while making a healthier snack for their valentine.
The link at the bottom will take you to a huge list from PopSugar.com. It has over 40 healthy chocolate recipes that utilize various substitutes in these often calorie filled desserts and other chocolaty snacks. For example, using chia seeds and oatmeal, your customers can make a tasty dessert (or maybe even breakfast), using the Berry Chocolate Chia Pudding Bowl recipe. Or, if they use wheat germ, chocolate chips, oats, and raisins they can make Oatmeal Wheat Germ Cookie recipe. Another healthy cookie recipe has components that can be found in one of our own snack mixes, Chia ReCharged Stix Mix. Utilizing chia seeds, almonds (that have been made into almond butter), cranberries and chocolate chips, the Guilt-Free Cranberry Chocolate Chia Cookie can be made.
When ingredients are substituted for healthier options, your customers can experiment and try various new recipes that won’t ruin their diet or healthy lifestyle choices. At Tropical you can purchase common products that are normally used to replace those less healthy ingredients like chia seeds in the place of butter or eggs, peanuts can be made into natural peanut butter or almonds can be crushed to replace traditional flour. Prunes can also be used in the place of butter as well. Turn to Tropical to provide healthy recipe substitutions for your customers this Valentine’s Day and every day.