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10 straightforward meal swaps that will help you eat healthful foods.
These food swaps are effortless to make, and even tasty so cravings are not difficult to resist!
It’s very hard to eat nutritious food all the time. And I’m having that. The world’s doughnuts and chocolate cakes are so enticing that it is easier to give up than to power on.
But that’s because we find things more difficult for healthy eating than it is. What if you started thinking about how you can substitute everything you enjoy for something else that imitates it but is healthier, instead of feeling like you have to give up everything you love? And then, without the extra tension, you have a true lifestyle change.
You’ll be shocked by how many simple food substitutes there are and how simple they are to implement. And the best component? Much of the time, you can never say.
Use Greek Yogurt instead of Mayonnaise
You’ll be shocked at how similar the mayonnaise and Greek yogurt textures are. In Greek yogurt, add a little garlic, salt and herbs and you have a dip / sandwich spread/ seasoning that’s much better than mayonnaise. Tastier and more healthy.
Eat Oatmeal instead of Cereal
Breakfast cereal may seem like the easiest way to start your morning, but if you’re trying to stay in shape, it’s probably one of the least healthy things you can give your body first thing in the morning.
The bulk of cereals are sugar-filled and dried. Try a bowl of oatmeal that can take less than 10 minutes to whip up, instead. Enjoy it warm or cold and top it with everything that your heart loves, chocolate included. I still have a handy bag of Horlick’s Oats, just for that!
Instead of butter, use avocado.
It’s fine to replace half your butter with a healthier fat like avocado. But there is no need to replace all of it with avocado. Spread it on your toast with some avocado spread or making a chocolate cake with avocado frosting. Yes, you can replace butter with avocados and you won’t even notice the difference with these delicious recipes!
Replace Noodles with Zucchini
Zucchini noodles exploded in popularity a couple of years ago, but this trend needs to continue. They are very easy to make and taste great in a stir fry or doused in an Asian sauce (get a spiralizer or use your peeler). You can’t say the difference when adding them to soups, gravies or ladling up your favorite sauce on them. Plus, an extra serving of vegetables is available. You can actually do this with any vegetables.
Drink sparkling water instead of soda
You ought to quit if you are in the habit of guzzling down a few cans of cola each day. I know how difficult it can often be to drink pure, tasteless water. So, with a few slices of lemon, cucumbers, or berries, flavor your water and you have naturally sweetened and flavored water that is delicious and much healthier.
Substitute Cauliflower for Potatoes
I know there are people (like my husband) who hate cauliflower, but they can’t even say when I substitute potatoes for cauliflower. For a healthy replacement for potatoes that are filled with carbohydrates, dishes such as cauliflower mash, cauliflower soup, and so many others can be produced. It can be tough to discern the taste and texture, and you will be eating vegetables that are guilt-free.
Replace cream with coconut cream
The thickness and consistency of heavy cream can be the same for Coconut Cream, and can also be whipped to spread on cakes and bakes. The flavors may be different, but we’re big coconut-all fans here and the switch doesn’t mind. It’s much better and actually good for you, so without shame, you should pour an extra spoonful.
Replace Potato Chips with Popcorn
This is my favorite alternative by far, so nobody should be deprived of movie night treats. Potato chips are fried with unhealthy fats and carbohydrates and are filled with them. Try exchanging them for homemade popcorn next time. Which is much healthier to do and certainly more fun. It’s also a good way to engage children in the kitchen because they’re going to enjoy popping the maize.
Instead of milk chocolate use dark chocolate
Dark chocolate is filled with nutrients that can impact your wellbeing positively. Made from cocoa tree seeds, it is one of the planet’s strongest sources of antioxidants. Studies show that dark chocolate can boost your health and lower the risk of heart disease (not the sugary crap).
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