10 Healthy Food Swaps
With these simple substitutions, you can start cutting calories from your diet without sacrificing taste!
Instead of: Sour cream
Try: Plain Greek yogurt
Why: Substituting plain Greek yogurt for sour cream is an easy way to cut out calories and add a punch of protein.
Instead of: Spaghetti
Try: Spaghetti squash
Why: A great substitute if you want a lighter alternative to pasta, or if you just want to add another vegetable to the meal.
Instead of: Mayo
Why: By swapping avocado for mayo, one-to-one, you will eliminate almost 70 calories!
Instead of: Pizza dough crust
Try: Cauliflower crust
Why: This substitute mimics regular flour pizza crust in taste and texture, but is a low-calorie, gluten-free alternative!
Instead of: Cow’s milk
Try: Almond milk
Why: Almond milk is safe for those who are lactose intolerant and has high levels of a wide rage of vitamins and therefore has a higher nutritional value than cow’s milk.
Instead of: Table salt
Try: Sea salt
Why: They both contain the same amount of sodium, however, sea salt is obtained naturally and goes through little to no processing, which allows sea salt to retain minerals like potassium, calcium and magnesium.
Instead of: Breadcrumbs
Try: Rolled oats
Why: Next time you are craving breaded chicken, opt for rolled oats because they are healthy carbohydrates and high in fiber.
Instead of: White rice
Try: Brown rice or quinoa
Why: Brown rice and quinoa are packed with nutrients and vitamins you can’t find in white rice.
Instead of: Tortilla wraps
Try: Lettuce leaves
Why: Use lettuce leaves as a lighter alternative that will shave calories off your sandwich.
Instead of: Coffee creamer
Try: Almond milk or Coconut oil
Why: Avoid empty calories by opting for almond milk or coconut oil in your morning coffee. These two options are healthier and a safe alternative for people that are lactose intolerant.