coconut oil vs butter

Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Every year, when the holidays come around, I always get a hankering to bake! Whether it’s cookies, muffins or savory dishes, I always want to make it all. My favorite cookie of all time are peanut butter blossoms, how can you go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate? I’m not a fan of butter when baking because I feel like it makes your cookies or muffins taste buttery, I like for my baked goods to taste like the flavor I intend for them to taste like. I replace butter with coconut oil in a 1 to 1 ratio and am […]

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The Real Deal: Coconut Oil vs. Margarine

Coconut Oil vs Margarine 225x225  The Real Deal: Coconut Oil vs. Margarine

We’ve compared coconut oil to butter and olive oil – now it’s time to battle it out with margarine. Confession time, I used to eat the stuff. Don’t judge, please, as I’ve never purchased any. To really give you the most information, I had to do a little research on the yellow stuff found in the tub. Margarine was actually created by a chemist back in the 1800 as a cheaper alternative to butter. Originally, margarine was white but then was dyed yellow to make it more appealing and closer in appearance to butter. The main ingredient is often a […]

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Dietitian’s Advice: Healthy Holiday Swaps

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This is the time of year I have to be extra good – and not just to avoid getting coal on Christmas. Between work and friends’ parties, I’m exposed to a LOT of indulgent foods that can wreak havoc on all the hard work I put into being health year round. We reached out to Carrie Gabriel, a L.A.-based dietitian for her top five swaps to make the holidays a little healthier. Using coconut oil instead of butter.Carrie, we couldn’t agree more! From baking to sautéing to roasting vegetables like Brussels sprouts or sautéing vegetables like kale or spinach, using […]

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