Locals Share Their Favorite Substitutes
Small, sustainable improvements to your diet can have a major impact on your health. These simple swaps don’t compromise on taste, but they can help you pack in more nutrition!
Whole fruit > Fruit juice
Fruit juice, even the 100% variety, is stripped of its fiber – and it can spike blood sugar levels. A whole orange or apple, on the other hand, is a tasty snack that promotes satiety.
Popcorn > Chips
When you’re craving a crunch, reach for air-popped popcorn over a bag of potato chips. You’ll get double the fiber without the saturated fat..
Spaghetti squash > White pasta
Mix up pasta night with a bowl of spaghetti squash covered in your favorite sauce. One cup has just 42 calories! Or, if you’re short on time, opt for a whole-wheat pasta.
Greek yogurt > Sour cream
Whether topping a baked potato, taco, or chili, try subbing tangy Greek yogurt for sour cream. You’ll benefit from the probiotics, which promote a healthy gut, and extra protein.
Oatmeal > Granola
While most granolas contain heart-healthy oats, they also contain added sugars. Control your sugar intake by making your own bowl of oatmeal topped with fruit, cinnamon, and a little honey.