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Favorite Healthy Food Swaps Part 2

March 10, 2017
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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

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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.  

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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.

Cauliflower

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.

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If you live in Dallas, check out Tortaco.  They have perfected the roasted cauliflower “mac and cheese” game.

Sweet potato fries

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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

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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

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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.

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What is one of your favorite healthy food swaps?  Leave me a comment below!

  • Ilka Elise March 10, 2017 at 6:38 am

    Great posts, with some of my favorite meals/snacks <3
    My FAVORITE healthy food swap is nana ice cream

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Thank you so much. That is one of my favorites too!! Yum!

  • POOJA MITRA March 10, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Good idea to eat healthy and still find it yummy..

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      Always a great idea to eat healthy, yummy food.

  • Courtney Buechle March 10, 2017 at 8:06 am

    This is probably one of my favorite posts I have read this week. It was so helpful. I am definitely trying to start eating better but its so hard. Excited to try some of these ideas.

    Xo – Courtney (the finishing touch okc)

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      Wow! Thank you Courtney. That means a lot. I love making simple, effective changes to my diet.

  • Shannon Burlingame March 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

    These are great ideas! And I never thought of putting stawberries on avocado toast. I’ll have to try that out 🙂

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      It’s really good! Sounds weird and different, but delicious.

  • Jessy March 10, 2017 at 9:50 am

    Love this series! Such great ideas and those sweet potato fries look delish!

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    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you! They were. 🙂

  • Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons March 10, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Avocado toast is my favorite! Add a little sriracha and sea salt and it is SO good for a snack any time of the day! (and bacon if you’re feeling naughty)

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Yummm! Love the idea of adding bacon too. 🙂

  • Lecy | A Simpler Grace March 10, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I love using cauliflower instead of typical starches. It’s so much healthier!

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      So healthy and surprisingly delicious.

  • Charlotte March 10, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I never thought to add strawberries to my avo toast–what a great idea! Thanks for sharing all of these tips…there’s a restaurant that just opened up that has burgers in collard green wraps and they are my new favorite 🙂

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

      It’s wonderful! I love that the restaurant serves that. Collard green wraps are my new favorite.

  • Rebecca Hicks March 10, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Yum yum yum! I love ALL these food swaps. And that avocado & strawberry toast with honey is AHMAZING. I never thought it would work, but it’s one of my favorite ways to eat toast now!

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you, Rebecca! It’s delicious. I think I got the idea from TIU a long time ago. 🙂

  • Brittany N March 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I’ve been using lettuce instead of buns a lot lately! It tastes great and makes me feel like I can still eat that burger 😉 And cauliflower rice is something else that I’ve started loving.

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Yes! Such a great way to still enjoy the things you love- without all the carbs. There are many fun things you can do with cauliflower rice.

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health March 10, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    like Rebecca said, i have to try the avocado + strawberry combo! i am loving that mac n cheese.

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      You will love it! So good! That mac n cheese is wonderful.

  • Karina March 10, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Avocado toast is definitely a favorite over here… but I like putting my eggs on top and sprinkling them with salt and pepper… and leave the strawberries for the side. Man, that sounds soooo delish right now!

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      I regularly eat mine with an egg. SO SO good!

  • Christina March 10, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    Sweet potato, lettus wraps yes!!! love it and so good

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      All of it is so good! I don’t miss the breads and fries at all.

  • Stephanie March 11, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    Wow! I absolutely love these options. And, your site is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Thank you, Stephanie! You are too sweet. 🙂

  • Danielle March 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    I keep on hearing about using cauliflower! I will really have to try one day!

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      It’s so good and easy! Cheap too!

  • Shan Walker March 13, 2017 at 5:23 am

    Great new ideas for me! Thank you.

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:19 pm

      Of course, Shan! Hope you try them and love them.

  • Alexis March 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    I love these posts of yours! I’ve been wanting to switch out beef burgers to turkey burgers but I have no idea which kind to buy. Do you have any recommendations? I’ve been using honey rather than sugar here lately and I think it tastes even better!

    • Jessica March 14, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      I agree completely about the honey thing. I love Trader Joe’s turkey patties (they have awesome veggie patties too). I also buy just regular ground turkey at the grocery store and use McCormick’s hamburger seasoning. It’s so good!