Butter contains saturated fat, which is often associated with a rise in harmful cholesterol. That is why more and more people look for healthy alternatives to butter. Check out our healthy ways to substitute butter – and experience some new delicious flavours on your plate.
How to substitute butter in a healthy way:
A mashed avocado can be perfectly used as a creamy spread on a bread. Avocado is rich in unsaturated fat, fiber and potassium. As its texture is similar to butter, it can also be used for baking muffins or cake.
Hummus, an oriental spread made of chickpeas and spices, is a great spread or dip and can also be eaten by vegans. Chickpeas contain a lot of protein, are rich in antioxidants and help the body to feel satiated longer.
Mustard and tomato paste
How about substituting butter in an aromatic way? Try mustard as a spread on your sandwich before you put cheese or ham on it. Tomate paste gives your sandwiches a fruity touch.
Apple and banana purée
Fruit purée is a perfect substitute for butter when it comes to baking. Replace some of the amount of butter with apple purée or a mashed banana. This adds moisture and an extra of vitamins to your cake and helps you saving calories.
Enjoy creative and varied meals!
Your Dole Team