Friday, December 9, 2011

Recipe of the Week - Friday, Dec. 9

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This week, we talk about the benefit of recipe swaps. Take your favorite recipes that you know are a little unhealthy for you, and substitute some of the "bad" ingredients with healthier ones. For example, let's look at the Original Kellogg's Rice Krispies that we all loved (and surely still love) as kids and see how they compare on Bon'App with our Healthy Rice Krispies.

Original Rice Krispies contain ingredients of butter, marshmallows and Rice Krispies cereal (see full recipe). Let's see the impact of 1 portion of the Original Rice Krispies on a 31-year-old male, assuming that he hasn't eaten anything yet today:

Try and input our user-submitted Rice Krispies recipe into Bon'App and look at its impact on our 31-year-old user now:

3 tbsp almond butter (instead of butter)
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups brown rice crisps (instead of Rice Krispies)
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

After swapping out some ingredients from the original recipe, the biggest difference that Bon'App shows us is the amount of salt in each recipe. Bon'App demonstrates that one portion of the Original Rice Krispies recipe impacts our body with 137 mg of salt while our Healthy Rice Krispies has 13 mg. If you're trying to reduce your sodium levels and love Rice Krispies, for example, then try our healthier version!

A challenge for you - input your favorite recipes into Bon'App and view their impact on your diet. Then try to replicate those recipes by swapping some ingredients for healthier ones and see how the impact of your new recipe compares.

How did you like this recipe? Got another great idea for a recipe swap? Email your feedback to us at!

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