As a follow up to our popular healthy baking ingredient swaps post, here’s one that’s all about food. Eating healthy all the time can be hard. But it’s possible to save a lot in the way of calories and fat (without sacrificing flavor!) by using some of these simple, healthy recipe substitutions.
Instead of: Mayo
Use: Non-fat Greek Yogurt
Greek yogurt provides the same creamy consistency as mayonnaise, without loading on the fat. It’s a perfect substitution to make something like chicken or egg salad more heart-healthy.
Instead of: Ground Beef
Use: Ground Turkey
Ground turkey (another good option: ground chicken!) can be found at 98% fat-free, and is one of the leanest proteins around. Add an array of spices and you won’t even be able to tell it’s not beef!
Instead of: Rice
Quinoa has the same sticky, grainy consistency as rice with even more flavor packed in. This is one “super food” thats worth your while – it will help load protein and fiber into your diet easily!