Granted, sometimes nothing compares to a little butter - but, you can easily reduce saturated fat, cholesterol and calories in many recipes by using olive oil in place of butter. To make the switch, you use about 25% less olive oil than butter - or use this handy conversion chart for reference:
You can also use olive oil in place of most cooking or vegetable oils in equal amounts. If you want added flavor, use extra virgin olive oil. To avoid changing a recipe's flavor use olive oil or light-tasting olive oil.
Enjoy health-conscious cooking that tastes great too!
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