10 Healthy Food Swaps

Blog Post 5 Healthy Food Swaps

We all want to eat better but sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start. There is no need to do a drastic diet overhaul, just some small changes making healthy choices is enough to make a big difference to your overall health. Here are 10 to get you started!

1. Cereal to porridge oats – lots of processed cereals contain extremely high levels of added sugar. Opt for plain porridge oats and top with a little honey or berries for sweetness.

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2. Fruit yoghurt to Greek yoghurt – fruit yoghurt is naturally high in sugar due to its fruit content but don’t be fooled. Fruit yoghurt is more often than not loaded with added sugars too. Try a plain Greek yoghurt instead.

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3. White to wholemeal – lots of nutrients are lost when producing ‘white’ products such as bread. Sometimes bleach is used to make it even whiter, definitely not healthy! Steer clear and opt for the wholegrain or wholemeal varieties.

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4. Crisps to Chirps egg white bites – buy making this swop you’ll be consuming 30% less fat and be benefiting from hunger fighting protein so you’ll feel fuller for longer too!

 

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5. Butter to olive or coconut oil – choosing olive or coconut oil instead of butter means filling your body with lots of heart healthy, cholesterol reducing good fats and cutting back on the saturated kind found in butter.

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6. White flour to oat flour – a great healthy alternative to white flour is oat flour. There is no need to pay over the odds for it either. Just take your normal porridge oats, blend it up and store in an air tight container. Use to replace white flour in baked goods and to thicken sauces.

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7. Full sugar condiments to reduced or no sugar– a simple swop from a full sugar to reduced sugar alternative is a very simple way to decrease your sugar and salt intake.

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8. Couscous to quinoa – couscous has long been thought of as a ‘health’ food. Whilst not a bad choice it is still processed wheat. A healthy choice would be high protein quiona which looks and tastes very similar.

newswap19.Milk chocolate to dark chocolate – there is no need to go without your beloved chocolate. But opting for a dark chocolate will give you a good dose of healthy antioxidants not to mention less fat and sugar.

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10. Fruit juice for whole fruit – choosing whole fruit over fruit juices can reduce the amount of sugar by half, as well as including more gut healthy fibre which could help you feel fuller for longer.

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You can also find lots of delicious but healthy recipes in our extensive recipes section here.


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