Want to live a little lighter this year? We asked our nutritionist Jess for the best healthy swaps and she gave us 5 easy ideas to try and make each day a little healthier this year.
Lattes can have a ton of calories! Many people don’t realize how many calories are in their daily drinks. Enjoy all of the flavor of a chai latte but with less calories by brewing your own chai tea and adding a splash of milk.
Swap out the greasy potato chips for a lighter alternative like veggie chips. Our new beet chips are dried not fried making them a great lower-calorie snack! They are also more abundant in vitamins and minerals than potato chips. Not a fan of veggie chips? Popcorn is also a great low calorie snack to satisfy salty cravings.
Have you ever had mashed cauliflower? Cauliflower is a great substitute for potatoes – it’s similar in flavor, texture and color making it the perfect healthy swap! Make mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes by grating the cauliflower, boiling it and draining it well before mashing.
Trying to cut back on the carbohydrates this year? Try swapping spiralized zucchini instead of pasta in your favorite recipes. It will lower the carbs AND increase the amount of healthy greens in your meal so it’s a win win!
Trying to eat healthier but still need a chocolate fix? Try making raw energy balls instead of buying store bought chocolate. Energy balls are more nutrient dense and contain healthy fats from the nuts which help to keep you more satiated, so you’ll be satisfied with less.
These swaps will allow you to still enjoy your favorite foods but with countless added benefits – your body will thank you for it!