Try These Six Ingredient Swaps for Healthier Eating

The healthy choice is often not the easy choice but healthy eating is key to helping you and your family feel their best. Try some of these healthy swaps to create healthier food without sacrificing taste.

1. Black beans for flour

This may sound a bit strange but you can swap out flour with drained, rinsed and pureed black beans when baking. Try it out in brownies!

2. Zoodles for pasta noodles

These are thin strips or ribbons of zucchini that have been sautéed for a few minutes until soft and used in place of pasta.

3. Lettuce leaves for tortilla wraps

Lettuce leave can lighten any wrap or taco-like meal and provide a satisfying crunch that a wrap doesn’t have.

4. Nuts for croutons

It is nice to have an additional texture in salad that can be achieved by using nuts instead of croutons.

5. Unsweetened applesauce for sugar

You can substitute a 1:1 swap of sugar to applesauce however, for every cup of applesauce, reduce the amount of liquid in the recipe by a ¼ cup.

6. Plain yogurt with fresh fruit for flavoured yogurt

Pre-flavoured yogurts typically come with quite a bit of added sugar so opt for a plain or Greek yogurt and add in your own fresh fruit.