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Healthy Recipe Switch-A-Roo’s!

Here at Bulu Box, we love to eat healthy but we also love our good ol’ comfort foods, it’s part of an 80/20 life style! So we decided to venture out and test out these easy substitutes in our favorite baked goods and see how they taste!

ApplesauceCupcakes
The favorite recipe substitute at the Bulu Box office! We don’t want to give anything away, but they are a-freaking-mazing. With this substitute you can save about 20 calories per cupcakes!

Ingredients
1 box of moist-style cake mix (yellow cake mix)
1 cup no-sugar-added applesauce
1 cup of water

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cake mix, applesauce and water in a large bowl. Scoop batter into 20 baking cups and fill only 2/3 of the way and bake for 19-20minutes or until they are done in the middle.
PER CUPCAKE: 107  calories, 2g fat, 179mg sodium, 22g carbs, 0.3g fiber, 13g sugars, 1g protein

Black Bean Brownies?!?
Prepare yourself for how easy this recipe is. All you need is a brownie mix, and a can of black beans. That is it. Pretty cool, huh? Unsure about the black beans? As soon as you try brownies made with these protein-packed black beans, you’ll never go back.

Ingredients
1 box of brownie mix
1 12oz can of black beans

Directions
Purée a whole can of black beans, until smooth. Mix with brownie mix and pour into a 9×13 inch pre-sprayed pan. Preheat oven to 350 and bake for 22-25 minutes, and then cut into 20 pieces. The less time you bake it, the moister the brownies are, and the longer you bake it, the more cake-like they become.
PER BROWNIE: 121 calories, 27g carbs, 1g fat and 2g of protein

Pumpkin Cake
We can’t decide if they are more like cake or brownies, but either way, they are DELICIOUS.

Ingredients

1 box moist-style cake mix (Dark Chocolate or Spice cake)

1 15 oz can of pumpkin purée

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix with the pumpkin in a large bowl.Forewarning, this batter will be very thick. Pour batter into a non-stick baking pan and bake in oven for 34 minutes, then cut into 12 squares.
PER SERVING: 183 calories, 3.5g fat, 301mg sodium, 37g carbs, 1.3g fiber, 21g sugars, 2g protein

Greek Yogurt Cupcakes
Want the best of both worlds? Well here you go, friends.These cupcakes are high in protein and low in calories.

Ingredients 
1 box moist-style cake mix (Devil’s food cake)
1 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1 cup water

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine cake mix, yogurt and water in a bowl. Scoop batter into 20 baking cups and fill only 2/3 of the way and bake for 19-20 minutes or until they are done in the middle.
PER CUPCAKE: 108 calories, 1.9g fat, 184 mg sodium, 21g carbs, <0.5g fiber, 12g sugars, 2.1g protein

 

 

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