View Full Version : Any vegetables or carbs that make a good replacement for fat dense recipes?
08-05-2011, 10:56 PM
I think I've been way overdoing it with the fat so I was wondering if anyone had any general ideas to give about replacing fats with certain veggies or other items that are low on fat. For example I remember in the past where I replaced a lot of almonds with carrots in the dehydrator and it turned out surprisingly well....What exactly does the excessive fat do for certain recipes? Does it keep everything stuck together? It seems like fats in themselves don't really have all that much heavy flavor so I'm trying to figure out what sort of part they play in all the recipes that thy dominate. Thank you!
08-05-2011, 10:59 PM
i never use as much fat as recipes call for and most of the time it's fine. Especially if the recipe calls for oil.. I either skip it altogether or I'll throw in a few olives. Corn might be a good option to replace for some of the fat in some recipes?
Dent de Lion
08-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Depends on the recipe. Maybe you could mention a specific thing you want to make lower in fat?
For smoothies, leave out oil and add bananas. For pates, carrots are certainly good as are zucchini. Replace nuts with seeds like sunflower or pumpkin. Sprouting your seeds (I think) also reduces fat content a bit. For guacamole, add a couple celery stalks or a cucumber and blend in a high-speed blender. For crusts and breads, use things like celery, carrot, parsley, flax, zucchini, corn, etc. rather then nuts.
08-23-2011, 12:34 PM
I have no clue. I don't look at my foods as fats, carbs, proteins, etc. I look at them as nuts, seeds, avos, carrots, peppers.
08-25-2011, 11:45 PM
I use zucchini to make hummus and it is really creamy! It could also be used as a base in a creamy salad dressing!
Peel zucchini (use only white "meat") and cut off seeds. Place meat in blender and use as a replacement for nuts or fats in a recipe.
Remember to make a small amount when first trying a new recipe just in case you don't like it...I wasted a lot of money when I first went raw making a full recipe.
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