Swap This For That – 11 Healthy Food Swaps
Want to know how to eat healthy without feeling deprived? As a nutritionist, I am here to give my clients the tools to enhance their daily health choices without making them feel deprived or overwhelmed on their health journey.
If you want to lead a healthier life I always recommend starting off with small achievable steps. Over time small changes can turn into lifelong healthy habits. By simply swapping this for that; you will not only improve your nutritional profile, but you will also eventually see how easy it is to lead a healthier life. Your body will thank you for this, and in return, you will reap the rewards. If I can make these changes, you can too!
So, if you want to start making small steps toward change, here is a list of healthy swaps that are both tasty and nourishing!
Cows milk – for nut milks, coconut milk, rice milk, oat milk.
Dairy milk chocolate – for 70% dark chocolate or raw cacao (homemade chocolate bark)
Soft drinks – coconut water or water with fresh lime/lemon
White rice – for brown rice or cauliflower rice
White sugar – for coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, raw honey
Vegetable oils – for coconut oil or olive oil
Margarine – for butter
Flavoured yoghurt – for natural greek yoghurt or coconut yoghurt
White pasta – a gluten free pasta such as a quinoa and brown rice pasta, mung bean pasta, black bean pasta (15-minute pad thai)
Hi I’m Natalie, a Registered Clinical Nutritionist, health influencer, blog writer & recipe creator. My own health complications prompted me to make positive diet & lifestyle changes, revitalize my health leading to a career change from the corporate world to nutritional medicine. I believe in a wholefoods approach to good health, focusing on simple strategies for modern, busy people.