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Cream substitute: Cook with low calories
Table of Contents
- Why should you replace cream at all?
- Cream substitute for sauces and soups
- Cream substitute for casseroles and gratins
- Desserts without cream
- Knowledge to take away
Why should you replace cream at all?
Cream contains an enormous amount of 30 grams per 100 grams fat, mainly in the form of saturated fat. Half a cup of cream (100 grams) contains 292 kilocalories.
Fat is essential to life. For example, we need fat to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. In addition, there are fatty acids that the body cannot produce itself and that must therefore be taken in with the diet.
Nutrition expert Professor Dr. Heiner Greten explains what the so-called essential fatty acids are:
"The most important are Omega 3- and Omega-6 fatty acids. They are mainly found in fish products. Mackerel, for example, have a particularly high proportion of these fatty acids. "
So fat isn't inherently bad. However, in Germany more fat is often consumed with the diet than necessary. It makes sense to pay attention to what fats you are consuming and how much fat you are eating.
With nine kilocalories per gram, fat has a higher energy density than proteins and carbohydrates. A high intake of fat is therefore quickly noticeable on the calorie account and, in the long term, also on the scales.
According to the German Nutrition Society (DGE), the reduction in saturated fatty acids as well as the Total fat intake have a positive effect on health and the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol and for Obesity lower (1).
Paying attention to your fat intake and replacing cream every now and then can help save some calories. This is not only good for your figure, but also for your health. EAT SMARTER shows you how to do it!
Cream substitute for sauces and soups
Cream gives sauces and soups a nice creaminess. However, there are also lower-fat alternatives to cream that you can use to refine your dishes.
The following table gives an overview of the best alternatives:
|Sour cream||10 grams||116 Kcal|
|Coffee cream||10 grams||118 Kcal|
|Soy cream||16 grams||165 Kcal|
|Whole milk||3.5 grams||64 Kcal|
|low-fat milk||1.5 grams||48 Kcal|
To thicken or thicken sauces and soups, you can use either cream instead of cream food starch use or finely grate raw potatoes. If you don't want to completely do without cream in cream sauces, you can only replace half or two thirds of the cream with milk.
Cream substitute for casseroles and gratins
Casseroles and Gratins can taste great even without cream. As with sauces and soups, the oven dishes can be served with sour cream, Soy cream, prepare low-fat cream cheese or coffee cream. A mixture of milk and egg is also good for making casseroles and gratins.
It also tastes particularly good in casseroles and gratins ricotta delicious as a cream substitute. Ricotta contains 13 grams of fat and 174 kilocalories per 100 grams, making it a more figure-friendly alternative to cream.
For example, try the delicious tomato casserole with ricotta from EAT SMARTER.
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Desserts without cream
It doesn't always have to be cream cake, cream pudding, ice cream and whipped cream. EAT SMARTER has some ideas for replacing cream in desserts. Most cream desserts also taste delicious prepared with yoghurt, low-fat or semi-fat quark.
How about a delicious curd cream, for example? For this you can lowfat quark Stir with milk until creamy and layer in a glass with berries, nuts, desiccated coconut, honey, etc. if you like.
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Instead of whipped cream, a dollop of natural or vanilla yoghurt tastes delicious with apple strudel, pancakes and the like. And the cream cake? No one will miss the cream when enjoying a creamy quark cake. Try it!
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Knowledge to take away
Cream contains 30 grams of fat, mainly saturated fat, and 292 kilocalories per 100 grams. Replacing cream with lower-fat foods every now and then when cooking can help save some calories and fat.
These are the best cream alternatives:
Sauces and soups: Sour cream, coffee cream, soy cream or milk. Raw, grated potatoes to thicken or thicken.
Casseroles and gratins: Sour cream, soy cream, milk and egg, low-fat cream cheese or ricotta.
Desserts: Yogurt and low-fat or semi-fat quark.
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