Simple Swaps for a Healthier Plate 


  1. Use parchment paper instead of aluminum foil for cooking in the oven.
  2. When baking, opt for coconut sugar instead of white or brown sugar for a lower glycemic alternative.
  3. Instead of heavy cream in sauces and soups, use pureed cashews, coconut cream, or blended beans for a silky-smooth texture.
  4. When craving a sweet treat, try a Medjool date stuffed with one tablespoon of nut butter instead of a candy bar.
  5. Opt for baked instead of fried goods (such as chips, falafels, etc).
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. Give your homemade baked goods a nutritious upgrade by using a combination of almond and oat flour instead of white flour.
  9. Boost the protein on your plate by adding three tablespoons of hemp seeds (equivalent to 10 grams of protein).
  10. 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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