7 healthy food substitutes

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It is a new year and many are eager to start their diet on the right foot, maybe lose a few pounds, eat better and choose foods more intelligently in general. Here is a list of excellent healthy food substitutes for your usual choices that will help you maintain your New Year Resolution. They are lower in fat, calories but richer in flavor!

Do your children love grilled cheese sandwiches but avoid them due to lactose? A great option for cheese slices are the & # 39; Vegetable slices & # 39; found in the vegetarian section of the dairy box and / or the product area. They offer flavors such as cheddar, mozzarella, American, jalapeño, smoked provolone and the best thing is that they are low in calories, cholesterol free and have 0 g of trans fat. The Veggie Slices brand also offers regular “cheese” bricks, as well as grated and all are fantastic, I swear they were dairy!

Avocado is a great delicacy and when you want to prepare some guacamole or just put some slices in your salad, it is good to know that there is a low fat option. A large avocado registered as “SlimCado” allows you to eat this wonderful fruit (it’s true, if you didn’t know it, the avocado is actually a fruit!) Without accumulating calories. It is still fleshy like a normal avocado, but it has a slightly higher water content, so it is better to use it in guacamole. These are about 3 times the size of a normal one and a little can go a long way.

Canned fruits and vegetables, if you are not careful in your selection, can have plenty of syrup, sugar and salt! This is not excellent if you are looking to make healthier decisions. However, you have options! Fresh is always better if you can get it and if it is affordable, the next best freezes, as it has been shown to have all the nutrient content as fresh, and the latter would be canned. With the economy pushing grocery prices to a record high in recent years, more people turn to canned goods. Look at the label and make sure it has no added salt or sugar. When looking at the ingredients, you’ll want to avoid anything that has syrup, corn syrup, fructose, sucrose or added sweeteners. These add unwanted sodium and calories that are not necessary. If you can’t get any without these ingredients, be sure to drain the juices and wash the contents well before using.

Is your weakness cookies? Like many, cookies are a favorite and comforting food. After all, most are loaded with butter, margarine or some type of hydrogenated oil, loads of sugar and, often, white flour. There are many healthy organic and non-organic options that include whole grains, much less sugar and healthier oils. An excellent one that I adore is the Kashi TLC cookie. They are chewable but add some crunchy and a cookie is enough for me, so a box can be very useful. The flavor options are happy trail mix, oatmeal, dark chocolate and oatmeal with flax raisins. These powers offer low sugar content, seven whole grains, 0 g of cholesterol, 3 g of fiber and only 130 calories per large cookie!

If you like ice pops and sorbets as a fun, fruity gift, this is a super easy recipe to make at home to avoid paying a premium for healthy options at the grocery store. I really like Edy’s fruit bars and they are a fantastic and great choice! However, with its recent price increase, I refuse to pay its price of $ 4, so I am making mine. I have small cups of Tupperware with lids (about ¾-1 cup full in size) Use any fruit you have or buy fresh or frozen fruit. My favorite is blueberry and mango. I put frozen blueberries and bought 100% pure frozen mango pulp in my food processor. Give it a few pulses until it is really soft and then pour into the freezer cups. This is great for kids! No added sugar, no fat, only 100% fruit and SO delicious! You can also try bananas, strawberries, raspberries, kiwis and blackberries! For something sparkling, add some orange or pineapple juice. You don’t need popsicle sticks, you can eat it from the cup with a spoon.

Vegetables and salsa can be a staple food at parties and may appear healthy until they are covered with sauce that is generally high in fat, high in salt and usually made from dairy. If you have not tried it or are used to buying it at the supermarket, now is the time to make your own hummus! Hummus’s main ingredient is chickpeas, also known as chickpeas. You can buy a can, drain it, wash it and then pour it into your food processor with a clove of garlic, some pepper and some sea salt to taste and some tahini. I only use what I have at home, so I usually end up using ground cumin that also tastes good. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and press until smooth and creamy. Hummus is ideal for spreading on biscuits, bread or vegetable sauce, and anyone can eat it whether it’s vegan, vegetarian or lactose intolerant.

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