Swap Your Way to Better Health
Ready to start that diet but not sure where to begin? Or maybe you’d like to plan healthier meals but can’t say goodbye to a few favorite dishes. That’s OK!
You don’t have to throw away recipes you love to eat healthier. Take a closer look at the ingredients. By swapping a few items with their healthy alternatives, you can reduce fat and cholesterol without sacrificing taste.
|Instead of:||Try using:|
|All-purpose flour||Whole wheat flour|
|Vegetable oil or canola oil||Coconut oil or olive oil|
|Mayonnaise||Hummus or Greek yogurt|
|Butter||Ripe avocado or margarine|
|Whole milk||Low-fat milk with 1 tablespoon of olive oil|
|Eggs||Egg whites (2 egg whites equals 1 egg)|
|Cream-based dressing||Vinaigrette dressing|
|Alfredo sauce||Marinara sauce|
|Bagel||Whole wheat English muffin|
|Syrup||Pureed fruit, such as applesauce|
|Ground beef||Ground turkey|
|Bacon||Turkey bacon or lean prosciutto|