It is indeed really difficult to eat healthy all the time, especially when there are doughnuts and chocolate cakes around us which are so tempting.
But eating healthy shouldn’t be this complicated. Instead of feeling like you have to give up everything you love, what if you started thinking about how you can substitute something you love for something else that is the same thing but is healthier?
You’ll be surprised at how many simple food substitutions there are and how easy they are to incorporate. And the best part is that most times you’ll never be able to tell. Below are some simple and feasible food swaps to make your meal healthier, while you don’t miss out on your cravings.
White Bread to Multi-Grain Bread
Like all refined grain products, white bread offers little nutritional value, as it is low in fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Choose a multi-grain bread that is high in fiber, protein, and nutrients.
Mayonnaise to Yogurt
You’ll be surprised at how similar the textures of mayonnaise and yogurt are. Add a little garlic, salt, and herbs to yogurt and you have a dip/ sandwich spread/ dressing that’s way better, tastier, and healthier than mayonnaise.
Packed Cereals to Oats
Most cereals tend to be high in sugar and low in nutrients like protein and fiber. They are often packed with artificial food dyes whereas oatmeal is a natural cereal alternative that’s high in fiber and protein. Swap cereals with oats and eat them with nuts and berries as a topping.
Energy Drink to Coconut Water
Most energy drinks have a massive amount of added sugar. These beverages may cause several health issues, such as rapid heartbeat and kidney damage. Swap them for high coconut water.
Snacks to Nuts & Seeds
Snacks are fried and have excessive fat and sodium. Most of them are made from highly processed ingredients, which aren’t healthy for you. Nuts like almonds, peanuts, walnuts, etc, and seeds like pumpkin, sunflower, flax, and chia are high in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and many more vital nutrients. These are energy-dense foods with the ability to improve healthy fat in the body.