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WELLNESS 101

5 Healthy Food Substitutions You Can Try Today!

Replace the good with something better

Whether you’re just beginning to #Wellnessize or have been doing it for a long time, sticking to a healthier diet plays a key role in maintaining this lifestyle. To #Wellnessize is to take small steps to wellness. This involves knowing which food to avoid and which food to eat more regularly. 

Swap to these ingredient substitutions today to make your meals even more nutritious:

Extra-Virgin Oil for Other Oil
This is a heart-healthy alternative for the usual oil we use in cooking.  It is loaded with antioxidants, that can help strengthen your immune system. It can also be used as substitute for creamy salad dressings, as long as you mix it well with balsamic vinegar, lemon squeeze, and salt and pepper.

Yogurt for Mayonnaise
Don’t limit your yogurt intake to snack time only. It can also be a substitute for mayonnaise, sour cream, or cottage cheese. This helps eliminate a lot of fat content while still maintaining the thick creamy filling you want in your finished product.

Whole Wheat Flour for All-Purpose Flour
We know you love using your ever-so-reliable all-purpose flour in the kitchen, especially in baking. But did you know that whole wheat can do the same magic while giving you better health benefits? Food rich in whole grains can help reduce risk of high blood pressure and stroke. For instance, you can substitute up to one-third the amount of white

Lettuce for Tortilla Wraps
It is not an obvious alternative wrap for your tacos, but it helps increase your fiber intake.  Aside from the high content of vitamins and minerals, fresh lettuce also has that satisfying crunch similar to that of tortilla.

Avocado for Butter on Chocolate Frosting
Replace butter with soft, ripe avocado to achieve the same taste and texture you want in a frosting, but with vitamins, minerals and non-saturated fats. Blend the peeled avocado well before sifting with sweetener of choice, pure vanilla extract, and cocoa powder. You can add a little oil if you want to make it a bit smoother. Whip it on your cakes or garnish on cookies! Be sure to store leftovers in the fridge properly.

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