4 Healthy Food Swaps

As you go about your diet program, one thing that you should be considering is what you can use as food replacements for some of the higher calorie items on your list.

Below are 4 foods you can replace with healthier alternatives that will help you with your weight loss goals.

Pasta For Spaghetti Squash

The first swap to make is to exchange out your usual serving of pasta and go with some spaghetti squash instead.  Spaghetti squash has the same texture as regular pasta does and while it will taste slightly different, it can easily be used instead of usual spaghetti.

Oatmeal For Granola

The next food swap to consider is oatmeal for granola.  Store bought granola is often incredibly high in sugar, fat, and calories, so must be avoided.

Instead, toast your own oats.  Simply place them in a pan over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes.

Greek Yogurt For Sour Cream

Another quick change that will easily improve the nutritional value of your diet is to exchange sour cream for greek yogurt.

Sour cream is very high in saturated fat and will add unnecessary calories to your daily intake. Go for greek yogurt instead.  It’s high in protein, low in sugar and will keep you satisfied for a longer period of time.  Mix it with fruit or nuts and enjoy.

Frozen Bananas For Ice Cream

Finally, if you’re an ice cream lover who just can’t get past their craving, try frozen bananas instead.  These have a similar texture to that of ice cream but will obviously be fat free and high in potassium.

So there you have some smart food swaps that you should be considering in your diet plan.  Rather than trying to make a complete diet overhaul, just keep these simple changes in mind and you’ll be headed towards success.

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