5 Healthy Food Swaps

Trying to clean up your diet?  Below I listed 5 easy and healthy food swaps.   1.  Swap Sour Cream with Greek Yogurt.  This healthy swap still provides that tangy taste, less calories and you have some added protein!  Greek Yogurt can be used for dips, baking, eating by itself, and whatever else you would normally use sour cream for! greek yogurt 2. Swap Butter or Oil when cooking meats for Veggie, Chicken, or Meat Broth.  This not only saves a TON of calories and fat, but it is a cleaner option and creates a great flavor to the protein when cooking.  Also try cooking or baking your veggies using the broth! veggie-broth 3. Swap Chips for Kale or Sweet Potato Chips.  For every reason possible this is a better choice.  I am not a big fan of gluten and kale and sweet potato, when lightly salted and baked still provide that "chip crunch."  A really simple way to prepare and bake either one is to lightly coat a pan with olive, coconut, flaxseed or walnut oil, place the kale or thinly sliced sweet potato on the pan, cover with a dash of sea salt or Mrs. Dash seasoning, bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 mins.

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4. Swap Instant Oatmeal for Steel Cut Oats.  Repeat after me.  The less processed, the better.  Steel cut oats will keep your fuller, longer!  Try adding cut up fruit or berries and cinnamon to your steel cut oats for a complete breakfast :) steel cut oats 5. Swap salted nuts for unsalted nuts.  You still get to eat the nuts, just not with the added sodium.  Stay AWAY from the can of almonds that are "jalepeno or smoked" flavors, they are FULL of sodium.  Stick with the raw, natural nuts. raw almonds   I hope that you find one of these 5 simple food swaps helpful!  When in doubt, choose as non-processed as you can!   Stay Happy and Healthy,   Kaitlin

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