It’s very good to cook what you like, but all that sugar and cholesterol can go right to the stomach and hips in a heartbeat. However, this doesn’t mean one has to go on an incredibly restrictive diet or eliminate homemade goodies altogether. There are substitute ingredients that will still make the home baker’s creations delicious.

  • Instead of using flour, black bean puree works just as well as the real article. It also reduces calories and increase fiber content. Black bean puree works best as a sub when making cookies or brownies.
  • Using unsweetened apple sauce instead of sugar is perfect for cutting down the weight. Reduce  the sugar by half and then add the same amount of apple sauce and a 1/3 more. Unsweetened applesauce goes best with cakes, bakes and fruit dishes.
  • Butter is one of the most fattening food products. A good way to get around it is to use avocado instead, which is packed full of vitamins and minerals with essential fats. It is easy as it is a one to one swap. Simply replace one cup of butter with one cup of mashed avocado.  Just beware that  avocado may result in the dough or batter to turn to a green color.  


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This used Louis Vuitton Speedy bag works well with a business suit, chic dress  or even fashionable jeans and is even edgy enough to remain contemporary.

It is as durable as one could ever find by being crafted in the Louis Vuitton’s exclusive  Epi leather. The only indication, besides its signature grainy leather, is the discrete embossed LV monogram near the base of the bag.

The Speedy frame is accentuated by gold tone hardware and trim in smooth leather. There’s an open pocket on the side of its frame.

The LV Epi bag easy to tote along by its comfortable carrying rounded leather double handles.

Open the Speedy via a top zipper to a spacious interior lined in soft gray Alcantara. The pre-owned LV Epi Speedy can be used each and every day no matter where.

The authentic Louis Vuitton Epi Speedy 30 does the job of being a stylish and functional handbag that is out of the ordinary is will never need to be replaced.