Raw Spinach vs. Iceberg Lettuce
Spinach is packed with Vitamins K and A, Calcium, and Iron! Iceberg lettuce? Not so much. Try spinach in your salads, tacos, and on your sandwiches to pack some nutrients into your lunches!
Oatmeal vs. Sugary Cereal
Your breakfast sweet fix can be replaced by this heart healthy option that will keep you full til lunch. Many cereals are ultra processed and super sugary. Try oatmeal instead, and add honey and fruit to keep the mix sweet!
Toast vs. Bagel
Hear me out: A bagel can be the caloric value of up to 5 pieces of toast! Then, top your toast with avocado instead of butter to get those healthy fats!
Apple Slices vs. Crackers
Everybody loves cheese, and they pair naturally with crackers, but they also pair great with apple slices! Make this swap to save on carbohydrates and sodium while getting the great nutrients of the apple!
Sparkling water vs. Soda
Sodas can be a great way to stay refreshed and energized in the afternoon, but is the sugar and chemical bomb really worth it? Have a glass of sparkling water instead, and add lemon, mint, or other fruits for natural flavor! You’ll still get the great taste that will wake your brain up but without the calories and chemicals!
Fresh or dried herbs vs. Salt
Salt is used to up the flavor factor in cooking, but most of us need to cut back to watch our sodium levels. You can cut back on salt while throwing in some great fresh or dried herbs and end up with a healthier meal. Try oregano, rosemary, thyme, fresh ground pepper, cumin, or chives to start out! It’s a great excuse to try your hand at herb gardening, too!
There you have it! 6 super simple healthy swaps to help you lower your calories and fat intake and make great use of the rest of the calories by packing in great nutrients that weren’t there before! What’s your favorite healthy swap?
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