03 Mar 5 Healthy Food Swaps to Kickstart Your Weight Loss
Whether you’re looking to fine-tune workout results or are starting a new fitness journey, making healthy food choices is one of the most impactful lifestyle changes you can make. Take a look at these five easy food swaps to help make healthy meal and snack planning a breeze.
1. Swap Craisins for Grapes
Fresh fruit is always going to be healthier than dried fruit, especially when it comes to foods like Craisins, which are very high in added sugars. Grab some grapes instead, which still contain natural sugar but no added sugars. Plus, you get all the amazing antioxidants and anti-aging benefits from the grape skins.
Additionally, because fresh fruit has much higher water content than dried fruit, you’ll feel fuller faster when choosing the fresh option.
2. Swap Sour Cream for Greek Yogurt
A serving of Greek yogurt contains less than half the calories of a serving of sour cream, plus it’s chock-full of probiotics to help balance your gut microbiome. And thanks to its naturally tangy flavor, a dollop of Greek yogurt goes great on just about any food that pairs well with sour cream.
3. Swap Spaghetti for Zucchini Noodles
Get yourself a veggie spiralizer and you can turn just about any vegetable into a delicious and filling pasta dish. Zucchini works particularly well for making long spaghetti-like noodles, but other veggies like cauliflower, butternut squash, and sweet potatoes can work as well. When choosing a cause for your culinary creation, go for red sauces over creamy ones.
4. Swap Iced Latte for Iced Coffee
Need your morning caffeine fix? Try an iced coffee or cold brew instead of your usual go-to latte. There’s practically no calories in an iced coffee, but you’ll still get that refreshing pick-me-up.
If you want, you can add a splash of almond or oat milk to your iced coffee, instead of the 1 to 2 cups of milk found in a typical latte.
5. Swap White Wine for Red Wine
If you want to indulge in a glass of wine with dinner, reach for the red. Red wine uses the skins of grapes, which contain antioxidants, resveratrol, flavonoids, and other beneficial nutrients, white wine does not use the grape skins. And choose dry wines that contain much less sugar than their sweeter counterparts.
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