Last Friday for Friday Favorites, I shared 5 of my favorite healthy food swaps. Today, I am sharing 5 more swaps to help you live a healthier life.
Lettuce wrap it
Opt for your burger or sandwiches to be lettuce wrapped. Iceberg lettuce or collard greens work best. Many restaurants offer this option, but if they don’t, eat it open faced.
You can also wrap your tacos in lettuce instead of tortillas. I like to switch lettuce our for rice in my stir fry too. Check out this recipe for chicken stir fry wraps.
This little white vegetable commonly served alongside broccoli on veggie trays actually can be swapped out for a ton of carbohydrate favorites. You can make mashed potatoes, rice, pizza crust and mac and cheese to name a few. Check out some of these creative cauliflower substitutions.
If you live in Dallas, check out Tortaco. They have perfected the roasted cauliflower “mac and cheese” game.
Sweet potato fries
When you have the option, substitute your french fries for baked sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes have more vitamin A and C than regular potatoes. Of course, the key word in this healthy swap is baked, but not all restaurants offer them cooked that way.
Agave and honey
Use agave or honey instead of white sugar to naturally sweeten your food and drinks. I love to top my smoothie bowls with a drizzle of honey or agave. Sometimes, Colton will add it to his coffee too. It is the perfect natural sweetener for skinny margaritas too.
Raw honey is a natural allergy reliever. One of the moms at my school is a beekeeper and gifts us a “bear” of honey for Christmas. She explained that local, raw honey has local pollen in it, so you become less sensitive to it. Any time I begin to feel the symptoms of a cold or allergies, I eat a spoonful of honey.
Avocado toast is a great substitute for butter and jam. Instead of buttering up your toast and adding sugary jellies in the mornings, try adding spreading avocado and top with sliced strawberries.
What is one of your favorite healthy food swaps? Leave me a comment below!