- Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- Total Cooking time: 1 hour
(ARA) – Looking to eat better? Tried low-fat and reduced-sodium products, but they just don’t taste the same? If you want to modify your diet without giving up the tastes you love, substituting natural ingredients, rather than modified versions of unhealthy ingredients, could do the trick.
Tree Top, a cooperative of 1,000 grower-owners and producer of apple sauce, apple juice and a variety of other apple products, offers these suggestions for using apple products as substitutes.
- Replace butter with apple sauce in baking recipes. This will cut the fat in a recipe by nearly 75 percent.
- Marinate meat or fish in different varieties of apple juice to add extra flavoring without the extra sodium and substantial calories.
- Reduce the sugar used in many recipes by replacing white sugar with apple juice.
- Freeze different varieties of apple juice in plastic cups to make frozen treats or in ice cube trays to zest up water and encourage its consumption.
- Add more fruit and flavor to your diet with apple iced tea. Just replace half the water with apple juice instead.
Combine all ingredients, except wings if they will be served as appetizers. To disjoint, cut off small tip at joint and discard. Then cut at other joint, making two small drumstick looking pieces. Put chicken wings in a shallow pan and pour sauce over. Refrigerate, covered, four hours or overnight. Bake at 350 F for about one hour, or until meat is tender. Spoon the sauce over the top while cooking.
Tree Top offers more ways to use fruit as a healthier alternative in cooking at TreeTop.com.
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