Saturday, 12 April 2014

Healthy Food Swaps...

Sometimes it's hard to completely cut out our guilty pleasures when it comes to snacking on typically unhealthy foods. Or sometimes we're completely unaware that these guilty pleasures are actually not the greatest in terms of the value of the nutrients! With these healthy food swaps it's a great way to cut down on calories and increase vitamins/minerals, while at the same time still getting the satisfaction of your favourite "unhealthy" foods...

- Instead of iceberg lettuce, use darker, leafier greens!
*the darker leaves have more of the vitamins A and K

- Instead of white rice, use quinoa!
*quinoa has more protein as well as a higher fibre content

- Instead of store-bought salad dressing, use homemade salad dressing!
*store bought dressings often contain unpronounceable ingredients
*use a mixture of olive oil and balsamic vinegar instead as a simple and healthier alternative

- Instead of sour cream, use greek yogurt!
*yogurt has less calories, more protein, and will give your dips a creamier texture

- Instead of croutons, use almonds!
*the nuts have a higher protein and fibre content, and less carbohydrates

- Instead of white flour, use coconut flour!
*coconut flour contains less carbohydrates and has a higher fibre content

- Instead of chocolate chips, use cacao nibs!
*the cacao nibs have 0g of sugar and a much higher fibre content

- Instead of 2% milk, use almond milk!
*almond milk has fewer calories, less sugar, and much higher iron and vitamin E contents

Enjoy!
R