Healthier Food Substitutions

Healthier Substitutions

 

When you’re looking to limit sodium, calories, fat, saturated fat, and/or cholesterol in your diet, try these simple substitutions. Food by itself is still not enough to live healthy. Every diet needs excerise as well:) Also watch the size of your food, did you know food sizes have almost tripled over the last 20 years? NO kidding.

When recipe calls for Try this instead Best for
• 1 whole egg • 1/4 cup Egg Beaters® • Baking, Omelets
• 1 teaspoon butter • PAM® Cooking Spray • Sautéing
• 1 teaspoon butter • 1 teaspoon oil • Baking
• 1 teaspoon butter • 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese • Pasta Dishes
• 1 cup broth • 1 cup 99% Fat Free & Reduced Sodium broth • Soups, Sauces
• 1 teaspoon soy sauce • 1 teaspoon La Choy® Lite Soy Sauce • Asian-Style Recipes
• 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar • Tomato-Based Recipes
• 1 ounce ground beef • 1 ounce 93% lean ground turkey or meatless crumbles • Meat Sauces
• 1 ounce ground beef • 1 ounce 90% lean ground beef • Meatloaves, Tacos
• 1 ounce cheddar cheese • 1 ounce feta cheese • Salads

Or, try these easy ways to add nutrients such as fiber or whole grain.

When recipe calls for Try this instead Best for
• 1 cup regular pasta • 1 cup whole-grain pasta • Any Pasta Recipes
• 1 cup cooked white rice • 1 cup cooked brown rice • Any Rice Recipes
• 1 ounce meat • 1/4 cup canned beans • Soups, Stews
• 1 cup iceberg lettuce • 1 cup dark leaf lettuce • Salads, Sandwiches
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~ by Colorful Soul on 10/08/2011.

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