Greek Yogurt vs Butter
You can use half the amount of butter called for in baking recipes by using half the amount of full-fat plain Greek yogurt. If a recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and one quarter cup of yogurt. This will lower the calories and the saturated fat.
Applesauce vs Butter
Applesauce can be used to replace oil and butter in baking recipes. Substitute half the amount of butter with applesauce. If the recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and half a cup of applesauce. If really aggressive about lowering calories and cholesterol, swap out 100% with the applesauce.
Canola oil vs Butter
Though it may be higher in calories, canola oil is lower in saturated fat and cholestol than butter. This trick or tweak is best exercised in recipes that call for melted unsalted butter.
Avocado vs Butter:
When baking you can cut the amount of butter in baking by using smashed avacado. We've always heard that this is full of "good fat". If the recipe calls for one cup of butter, use half a cup of butter and half a cup of avacado and, again, if you are really aggressive about lowering calories and cholesterol, swap out 100% with the avacado. This can lower the calorie content and also creates a chewier baked good and can also let you cut out dairy if you are on that team.
I've clearly gotten this info from somewhere. That somewhere is from this week's Daily News and Jenny Sugar.