There are many things you can do to reduce the fat content in foods.
Replacing some of the oil with applesauce is one. Z-Trim is a fiber product, derived from the hulls of corn, oats, soy, rice and barley. It starts as a powder and when mixed with water turns into a creamy texture that can then be used in foods to replace some of the oil or other fat.
Now, at first glance this may not sound like such a yummy thing, but keep an open mind. This is a good idea, not to mention that it allows you to get more fiber in your diet. If you regularly eat grains, fruits, and vegetables, you may get enough fiber already, but otherwise, forget it. I’m taking Bios Life Complete two or more times a day for exactly that reason (plus it reduces cholesterol and stabilizes blood sugar) but it’s not meant for cooking.
Z-trim is being marketed primarily to big food manufacturers, but us little folk can try it too.
Luckily the good folks at Z-Trim provided this handy conversion chart of how much Z-trim to use in a recipe so you can experiment.
Their website states, “Z-Trim lets you to eat more of the foods you love without fear of weight gain and allows you to lose weight without giving up the foods you love.” Okay, now here’s where their advice goes all wrong. Don’t ever think you can eat MORE just because you’ve reduced fat or calories or whatnot. That thinking is why people don’t lose weight from calorie reduced products.
Don’t eat more. Just eat the same amount you’d have eaten regularly and then the reduced calories or fat (or both) will be to your benefit. Out of an abundance of paranoia, I saved a PDF version of Z-Trim’s conversion page