By: Snap Fitness

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

Try: Avocado

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.

 

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