Our Secret Healthy Holiday Cooking Ingredient … Silk!

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We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves when it comes to holiday cooking. And not tricks like lumps of coal in your stocking; tricks like healthier and lower-calorie holiday cooking and baking without losing any delicious flavor.

Yep, those kinds of good tricks!

As a Silk blog ambassador


…we’ve gotten the scoop on a lot of cool and easy swaps to make holiday cooking more nutritious by subbing out the usual milk with Silk! Here are a few of our favorite swaps and tips for cooking with Silk …

Simple Healthy Cooking Swaps to Make

  • Substitute Silk for milk in mashed potatoes, creamy soups and other comforting favorites.
  • Use Silk in breakfast treats like muffins, pancakes and French toast.
  • Silk Unsweetened has very neutral taste, suitable for almost any recipe.
  • Silk PureAlmond Light can be swapped for milk in recipes or shakes and is perfect for “lighter” cooking at less than 60 calories per serving.

Tips for Cooking with Silk

  • You can substitute Silk for dairy milk, cup for cup, in almost any recipe.
  • Stir constantly and use moderate heat for best results.
  • Like milk, Silk will scorch if cooked at too high a temperature and can form a skin when heated.
  • Because Silk is low in saturated fat, it requires a little extra thickener to set up properly in puddings and custards.
  • For your cooked pudding recipes, add three tablespoons cornstarch. (I recently tried this, and it worked perfectly and deliciously with Silk PureAlmond Light!)

Intrigued and ready to try it? We recommend subbing regular milk for Silk in your very own favorite recipes but also be sure to check out a few of our fave Silkology recipes below!

Our Favorite Silk Recipes

For more Silkology recipes click here, and tell us: what’s your favorite healthy holiday cooking ingredient? Have a favorite way to use Silk? Share ’em! —Jenn

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