Staying healthy is hard, especially when you have food weaknesses like mine. Giving up wine, ice cream, and pasta is damn near impossible, but I’m sharing some of the more healthy food swaps I like to make at the grocery store!
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Grocery shopping can be rough, especially when there is so much temptation to get things that are bad for me. I try to find things that are similar to my favorites, but are a healthier version. There are a few easy healthy food swaps I’ve been making to keep myself happy and satisfied.
1.La Croix Water. I love fizzy water, especially La Croix. When I come home and crave a glass of wine, I usually grab a can of fizzy water and put some in a wine glass. Most of the time I’m just looking for a different flavor or texture beverage since I drink water all day at work. If I still want wine after the water, then at least I’ll be extra hydrated. My favorite flavor is peach-pear!
2.Enlightened Ice Cream. Ice cream is my favorite food of all time. Except I can’t justify the calories and sugar multiple times a week. Enlightened is really smooth and delicious and comes in so many flavors! My favorites are cookie dough and peanut butter chocolate. Halo top is a great choice, too.
3.Siete Tortillas. These come in both almond and coconut flour versions! I love making wraps for all three meals with these. You can also cut them up and bake them for some gluten free chips!
4.Quinoa. This is a really good option instead of pasta or rice. It has a lot more protein than other carby meal bases, and I actually prefer it.
5.Cauliflower. If you’re a mashed potatoes girl or need rice with your stir fry, this tip is for you. If you steam some cauliflower then put it in the food processor to make it really smooth with about a tablespoon of butter, you won’t be able to tell that it isn’t mashed potatoes. You can also find pre-riced cauliflower in the frozen section, and swap it for rice!
Do you have some easy, healthy food swaps you like to make? I love hearing other people’s grocery shopping secrets!
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