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#1 of 4 Old 05-05-2013, 03:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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So there are definitely some healthy substitutions out there that make a meal or snack better for your health than the average bag o' chips but still taste awesome. What are yours?

 

Mine :

 

Instead of...

- Butter and salt on popcorn : Coconut oil and nutritional yeast!

- Soda pop : Flavored sparkling water!

- Juice : Homemade lemonade!

- Mayo in guacamole (dh doesn't like the taste of avocado alone) : Salsa!

- Dairy milk : Almond milk.

- Chips : Baked kale

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More :

 

- Sour cream : Low-fat plain yogourt

- All-purpose flour : (for a cup) 1/4 all purpose 1/4 whole-wheat 1/4 quinoa flour 1/4 ground flaxseeds/chia/wheat germs

- Rice : quinoa

- Sweets : molasses, dates, carob


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White bread: whole wheat bread, or healthy multigrain, or 15 grain

 

I know you said almond milk for cow milk but I wasn't sure I was getting enough protein when I drank almond milk so I now drink Lactaid, and my children drink organic whole milk.

 

Chicken broth with MSG: organic chicken broth without MSG (or homemade from boiling chicken bones with water)

 

Sugar: stevia

 

White rice: brown rice

 

Salt: sea salt

 

Canola oil spray: olive oil spray

 

Shortening: organic shortening made from palm oil, non-hydrogenated

 

Ketchup with high fructose corn syrup: organic ketchup with no HFCS

 

Margarine: butter

 

Rotini: tricolor rotini made with vegetables

 

 

Thanks, this was fun! :)


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I put almond milk in my oatmeal and coffee but I do drink the odd cup o cow's milk pretty much every day, usually before going to bed (I'm a big baby!)


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