Keep your resolutions with these skinny shortcuts.
Looking to shed pounds and feel your best? With a few simple recipe substitutions, you can hack your favorite meals and make them healthier without sacrificing flavor. From baking with bananas or wrapping your favorite foods in lettuce, you can shave lots of carbs, calories, and fat with minimal effort. Take a look at these 11 creative approaches to cooking and baking so you can get inspired and find new ways to enjoy your favorite comfort foods.
Try a Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake
America's Test Kitchen's pastry chef Bridget Lancaster has a few tweaks to help you make a gluten-free cake without sacrificing flavor or texture. She recommends using a combination of chocolate and cocoa and swapping out butter for oil to create a cake that tastes light and fluffy, so you can avoid the brick-like texture that often befalls gluten-free desserts. You can also try using xantham gum to replace the elasticity and keep your cake from collapsing since it lacks gluten.