EASY FOOD SWAPS FOR A HEALTHIER DIET
Simple Food Swaps for a Healthier Diet
Ever since we opened, our mission has been to squash the commonly held misconceptions that eating healthy is boring and difficult. These myths trap so many people in a habit of unhealthy living. We’re here to turn that around and show you that switching to a more nutritious diet isn’t so hard and can introduce you to a whole new world of flavors and textures.
Healthy diet changes don’t always have to be a complete 180° lifestyle change. You may be surprised to learn that there are a bunch of easy little food swaps that can set you on the path to better eating. Here are a few simple tweaks to your diet that over time can have a big impact on your health and wellness.
Craving potato chips? Opt for nuts
The one bad thing about snacking is that it can add hundreds of calories to your diet without you even realizing it. Potato chips are one of the most popular snack foods, and unfortunately, since they’re so salty they’re dangerously easy to binge. It starts with just a handful of chips and before you know it you’ve polished off an entire family-size bag! If you want a salty, crunchy snack, try salted nuts. They don’t have the same high sodium levels that potato chips have but they do share the yummy salty flavor. While potato chips are deep-fried and therefore bad for heart health, nuts are loaded with healthy fats and vitamins that keep your body and immune system strong.
Want a sandwich? Order a wrap
Sandwiches are a lunchtime staple because they’re easy to throw together and there are tons of different options. The drawback is that sandwiches are high in carbs, which is a problem for people with high blood sugar or those trying to watch their weight. Switching to a wrap is an easy way to cut down on carbs while still enjoying the deliciousness of your favorite sandwiches. We have several wraps on your lunch menu, and we promise that they’ll leave you feeling full and satisfied, and you won’t be missing your sandwich bread at all.
Are you a juice drinker? Eat the real thing instead
It’s easy to see why people love fruit juice. Juice is sweet, refreshing, and easy to drink. Fruits are an important part of our diet because of their vitamins and minerals, but these health benefits are overshadowed by added sugar that’s found in most processed, store-bought juices. The added sugar in juice makes it addictive, so it’s hard for most of us to only have one glass. You’re better off eating your fruits instead of buying juice. You’ll get to taste the same sweet, delicious flavors while avoiding unnecessary sugar. It’s best to stick with fresh, seasonal fruit, which is why we love our fruit platter appetizer. It makes it easy for you to enjoy a variety of the season’s freshest fruits.
Do you love pasta? Switch to whole wheat
Let’s face it – sometimes we need to treat ourselves and indulge in the foods we love. It’s okay to do this from time to time! Life is too short to eat junk all the time, but it’s also too short to deprive yourself of your favorite treats. If you’re craving pasta, opt for whole wheat instead. Regular noodles made from white flour are a carb and calorie bomb with few nutritional benefits. Whole wheat pasta, on the other hand, is higher in fiber and has fewer carbs and calories. When you cook up your favorite pasta dish, go for whole wheat noodles instead for a tasty, guilt-free meal.
Hopefully sharing these easy food swaps has shown you that eating healthy is possible and doesn’t have to be complicated. These changes are easy to adopt in your daily life and make into daily habits. Keep following our blog to learn more about healthy eating and wellness.
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