12 healthy holiday baking substitutions

Avocados and bananas

Recipe substitutions: Fats

Use avocado or banana, not butter.

Both of these add a soft, moist consistency to baked goods without the saturated fat. Avocado provides folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin C and healthy monounsaturated fats.

Bananas are also potassium-rich and a good source of fiber.

Read: Avocados each day keeps heart disease at bay

Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.