Simple Swaps for a Healthier Plate
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- Use parchment paper instead of aluminum foil for cooking in the oven.
- When baking, opt for coconut sugar instead of white or brown sugar for a lower glycemic alternative.
- Instead of heavy cream in sauces and soups, use pureed cashews, coconut cream, or blended beans for a silky-smooth texture.
- When craving a sweet treat, try a Medjool date stuffed with one tablespoon of nut butter instead of a candy bar.
- Opt for baked instead of fried goods (such as chips, falafels, etc).
- Craving pasta night? Try lentil pasta instead of white pasta for a boost in protein and fiber. To transition to these healthier noodles, try starting with half regular noodles and half lentil noodles.
- Instead of ordering a takeout salad which can be full of hidden fats and sugar, make a mason jar salad at home (that will last in the refrigerator for up to four days).
- Give your homemade baked goods a nutritious upgrade by using a combination of almond and oat flour instead of white flour.
- Boost the protein on your plate by adding three tablespoons of hemp seeds (equivalent to 10 grams of protein).
- Rather than depriving yourself of certain foods, remind yourself of what you want to eat to feel your best for a shift towards an empowered mindset.
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