Simple Food Swaps

Try these simple ingredient swaps to make your meals a little healthier:

  • Use Yogurt for Sour Cream – Do you like creamy dips? Use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The creaminess will stay but you will limit extra calories and saturated fat.
  • Add More Vegetables and Less Bread/Pasta – Stuffing and casseroles are a holiday staple. This year add more vegetables to the dish and reduce the starch. Using this tactic the volume of the dish doesn’t suffer and your guests benefit from more nutrients in the meal from the vegetables.
  • Use Less Sugar – When you make a fruit pie or sweet casserole, reduce the amount of sugar in the recipe. The fruit or sweet starchy vegetable flavors the recipe. Reducing the sugar by a 1/3 usually does not alter the end product.
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