Substituting healthier ingredients in your favorite dishes is a great way to keep your healthy eating goals on track — but you don’t want to sacrifice taste or texture. Certain ingredients are in your recipe for a reason (the fat in butter provides richness and texture, and eggs act as a binding agent). In most recipes, you won’t want to completely eliminate one ingredient in favor of another; instead, split the difference, keeping half of the original ingredient and substituting a healthier swap for the other half.
And remember, healthy swaps are a compromise. They may work better in some dishes than in others. Substitute when you can, but feel free to enjoy your original recipes, too (in moderation, of course)!