1. Whole fruits instead of juice
A glass of fruit juice is missing the pulp, skin and full fiber content. Skip the bottled juice and go with the whole piece of fruit to reap all benefits.
2. Pan-fried instead of deep-fried
It’s not a secret, deep fried food equals unhealthy. Keep things crispy by pan-frying instead.
3. Oil and balsamic instead of other dressings
Do you even know what’s in those salad dressing bottles? Less is more. Lightly dress the salad with olive oil and balsamic. No additives included.
4. Brown rice instead of white rice
White rice is stripped of many essential nutrients i.e. fiber. Get the benefits from this particular grain by having brown rice instead.
5. Frozen grapes instead of popsicles
Place a bunch of grapes in the freezer and snack on them a few hours later. No processed or refined sugar, plus the freezing process gives the grapes a little fizz.
6. Oatmeal instead of sugary cereal
Coco pops, frosted flakes and the like offer you the nutritional value of cardboard with an overload of sugar. Opt for heart-smart oatmeal instead.
7. Take away bag instead of overeating
How often do you leave a restaurant, full and in pain? Give up on trying to lick your plate clean, and take half the meal to go.
8. Greek yoghurt instead of sour cream
Sour cream is generally amazing – fact. To emulate that creamy coolness, substitute in a dollop of plain greek yoghurt instead. Amp up the protein, slash the fat.
9. Sparkling water instead of soda
Sometimes your body craves some carbonated drinks. Avoid the fructose-filled sodas and try sparkling water instead. Add fruits to mix it up such as lemon-lime, or strawberries.
10. Avocado toast instead of butter
Take toast to the next level with avocado spread across it instead of butter or jam. Get creative, add some smoked salmon or sliced tomato. Yum!