What's the secret to a healthier red velvet cupcake? Pastry chef and America's Test Kitchen host Bridget Lancaster says beets are the perfect low-sugar substitute. The vibrant root vegetable is full of fiber, minerals, and vitamins and may even help reduce blood pressure. Using beets in your baked goods will keep them moist and sweet so you don't have to worry about sacrificing flavor or mouthfeel with this better-for-you swap. Plus, beets are a natural form of food dye so you can skip the artificial food coloring completely.
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