In short, "recipe hacking" is simply taking out the naughty ingredients of your favorite foods and creating the same meals in healthier versions.
Diana Keuilian, author of The Recipe Hacker and The Recipe Hacker Confidential, shares some of her top hacks, as well as the kitchen tools you may want to invest in to make hacking even easier.
Dairy. Substitute coconut milk and coconut cream for cow's milk and cream. A vegan cashew-based cheese is a good replacement for spreads or in casseroles. For a Parmesan texture, use nutritional yeast.
Gluten. For baking, grain-free flours, such as almond, coconut, flax, and even cooked quinoa are healthy substitutes. In savory recipes, replace noodles and rice with veggies like squash, zucchini and cauliflower (spiralize or shred).
Sugar. Use natural sweeteners, such as Stevia. Your taste buds might need some time to adjust, but hang with it.
Plan ahead. Take one day a week to lay out the recipes/meals for the week. Do as much preparation as you can on that day as well.
Listen in for even more tips and specific recipe ideas.
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The Recipe Hacker Confidential: Break the Code to Cooking Mouthwatering & Good-For-You Meals without Grains, Gluten, Dairy, Soy, or Cane Sugar