By: Debbie Lui
Eating healthily doesn’t need to be tasteless and boring! There are many ways to make your recipe healthier with a few slight modifications like changing the cooking method or substituting ingredients. It’s easy to get lost in the maze of information online, so below are some of our favorite go-to swaps to make your dishes as healthy as they are delicious!
Try using herbs and spices such as basil, thyme or garlic powder to replace salt for all of the health and flavorful, but less sodium! Not only is this great for your heart, but it will help avoid the dreaded water retention that makes the number on the scale jump up!
If you are craving a crispy snack, kale chips can definitely satisfy that desire! We love the because kale chips provide you with loads of nutrients and antioxidants, such as vitamin A and K1! Compare that to any bag of potato chips, and you’ve got a clear winner.
Not all salad dressings are high in calories and unhealthy. Balsamic vinaigrette is a great go-to if you need something to top off a bowl of your favorite veggies and lean protein! It is made up of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and herbs which allows room for flavor with fewer calories than creamy dressings. It is definitely one of our favorites!
Quinoa has made a name for itself as one of the most popular superfoods in America! It provides you with loads of nutrients, including protein, omega 3 and fibers2. Quinoa is also low in Glycemic Index, making it a great substitution for white rice in your favorite rice-based dishes!
Do you know that mashed frozen banana has a similar texture to ice-cream? This natural, healthy and nutritious treat contains no-added sugar or additives, and contains the same nutrients as a banana! You can even mix in your favorite TLS Shake for some added protein and top it off with nuts, coconut, or fresh fruit to make a perfect nighttime treat.
Remember, weight management isn’t about eating less, but eating right. Our main site, Facebook, and Instagram pages all contain many different recipes with the ingredients mentioned above, check them out and share with your friends and family today!
Do you have any healthy food swaps? Share with us in the comments below!
By: Debbie Lui