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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
Sugar Honey
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