Who’s feeling up for change? Over the holiday break the hus and I recommitted ourselves to cooking new recipes. We adore cooking and although I’m more of a baker, I can handle my own in the kitchen. We’ve agreed to try at least one new recipe a week. This should lead us to adding more staple meals in our weekly rotation.
Thinking about all the tasty new recipes we’re trying out got me thinking about the unhealthy items in our kitchen that we have swapped for more sensible choices. These choices have come gradually, nothing too drastic, but comparing some of the nutritional labels may shock you.
We swapped this for that:
Mission White Corn Tortillas for Mission Flour Tortillas Soft Taco Size
Kellogg’s Smart Start for Kellogg’s Raisin Bran
Peanut Butter Puffins for any sweet cereal
Homemade Overnight Oats for Quaker Instant Oatmeal
Natural Peanut or Almond Butter for Jif Crunchy
Natural preserves for Jelly
Greek Yogurt for Sweet or Flavored Yogurt
Hummus for Dips
And if you haven’t switched these out yet, go forth immediately and do so!
Anything grilled to fried
Whole Milk to Skim/Soy/Almond Milk
White Bread to Wheat Bread
Soda to Fruit Juice/Tea
Rich Salad Dressing to Vinaigrette
Vegetable Oil to Olive Oil
Original Chips to Baked Chips
Crackers to Triscuits or Rivita Thins
When it comes to things like real Mayonnaise and Ketchup I just cannot find a substitute, and I refuse to go the less sugar or low fat route on items. It’s OK to hold on to a few of your absolute must-haves.
If you need more ideas or tips, head over to Men’s Health Eat This Not That section. You can also see how your favorite brands stack up.
What is a food you have swapped out? Any food you are not willing to swap?