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A Guide To Healthy Substitutions

Healthy Food Swaps

If you are like me, you want to eat healthier, but have your favorite recipes that are not exactly friendly to your waistline.  Lately, I have been pulling up those old recipes and thinking of ways to make them healthier without compromising taste.  With a few swaps here and there, I can make anything healthier and taste great. 

Here are a couple swaps I have make on a regular basis.  I try to use fresh herbs whenever possible.  Using the right herb can transform your bland meal into an extraordinary creation.  I use sea salt instead of table salt.  Some people don’t agree with this swap because sea salt lacks iodine (a necessary nutrient), but I personally like the taste better.  I have swapped Whole White Wheat Flour in place of enriched white flour when baking.  I use black refried beans instead of regular, and I always use skim milk over regular.   Those are a few of my favorite swaps, what are yours?

Check out this link to find a list of healthy substitutions.

Bottom line is you don’t have to sacrifice taste to enjoy cooking your favorite meals.  Why not try a swap this week?

Updated: January 30, 2012 — 7:05 PM


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  1. I’ve swapped avocado for mayonnaise; taste much better if you ask me.

  2. You are SO inspirational….you have a gift…your mother would be proud!

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