Want to make some small changes that could make a big difference?
Here are some “healthier swaps” you might want to try:
candy—-> dried fruit (no sugar added) or frozen fruit (frozen strawberries are good and I hear frozen grapes are awesome)
milk chocolate —-> dark chocolate
sour cream —–> greek yogurt (preferably organic grass fed)
store bought peanut butter with processed oils and sugar —–> all natural pb OR even better homemade almond butter
sugar ——> dates, raw honey, organic grade A maple syrup, (note these are higher glycemic but are either less processed or have benefits that white sugar can’t give you), liquid stevia (NOT Truvia which is not the same as Stevia. Food Renegade explains this better than I could in this post. It also contains Erythritol which my stomach can’t handle, and “natural” flavors.)
burger bun —–> lettuce wrap or homemade tortillas, I hear roasted portabella mushrooms are a good swap too but I have never tried it
white Rice ——> quinoa, brown rice, riced cauliflower
mashed potatoes—> mashed cauliflower (or do half and half)
sports drinks —-> coconut water
fruit juice ——> fruit or cucumber infused water, tea, or kombucha (be careful to get a low in natural sugar brand… I like this one)
french fries —-> sweet potato fries
store bough pudding —-> homemade pudding
apple pie—-> my no sugar added open face apple pie
Also, try and eat a little protein with every meal/snack. Even if you aren’t a meat eater, there are wonderful meat free sources of protein like cheese, nuts, and legumes. You can even get protein from broccoli if you eat enough. 😉
What are your favorite healthy swaps? Feel free to comment in the section below.
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