The biggest misconception about eating well is that you are deprived of good tasting food…not the case my friends! The truth is, you can eat all of the delicious foods that you normally eat with just a few tweaks to make it a healthier choice. I have created a list of foods that I love (and still eat) but swap the traditional product for a better one.
Swap This: For That:
White sugar Coconut sugar, date sugar, Stevia, 100% Pure Maple syrup, Agave nectar, raw honey (Please, Please, PLEASE! Stop eating artificial sweeteners like Splenda, Equal, and Aspartame! These are Bad, Bad, BAD!)
White pasta Whole wheat pasta (If you’re not gluten intolerant), Quinoa pasta, brown rice noodles, soba noodles,
White flour Organic, stone-milled whole-grain flour (if you’re not gluten intolerant), nut flours, quinoa flour, flaxseed mill, potato flour, millet flour and many more
White rice Brown rice, Quinoa, wild rice
White salt Himalayan sea salt, Celtic salt
Dairy milk Almond, coconut, hemp, soy, rice milk
With basic changes like these, you can continue to enjoy the foods you already eat, only now they will actually be contributing to your wellness rather than contributing to potential disEASE, bloating and weight gain. I love brownies just as much as the next gal, my brownies just happen to be made with coconut sugar and whole-grain flour! Make one change at a time if it seems overwhelming, even that one change helps!
Peace & swapping & brownies, nikki