What’s a healthy substitution for that?  Today I am going to share 5 healthy food substitutions you can start incorporating now.  Most of the substitutions shared here are an even swap.

Similar to what I said last week about supplements, start by swapping only a portion of your food choice with the healthier choice.

Healthy Food Substitutions

Bragg’s Amino Acids for Soy Sauce

This is where I started.  When I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, one of the recommendations was to stay away from soy products. 

I started using Bragg’s whenever a recipe called for soy sauce and I have never looked back. 

Healthy Food Substitutions
A Healthier Option

Braggs makes a great marinade for steaks and flavors my favorite oriental dishes like Cauliflower Chicken Friend Rice.

Cauliflower Rice for Rice

First, I will say that some recipes are meant for rice.  What I typically do here is sub ½ of the rice for cauliflower rice.

Upping your daily intake of veggies is such a great choice for your health and this substitution helps you increase your intake.

Healthy Food Substitutions

When I make chicken stir fry, I sub some of the rice for Cauliflower rice. Mashed Cauliflower Rice instead of potatoes are a healthy substitute.

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Zoodles for Pasta

Preparing fresh zoodles using my spiralizer is a breeze.  Just looking at the bright green zucchini spirals makes me feel healthy! I lightly saute’ them with a little olive oil and salt & pepper. 

The first time I tried them, I loved them as a sub for pasta.  Sometimes I will eat half zoodles and half gluten free pasta.  Other times, I eat all zoodles.

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The Color of Health

Tip: Once you spiralize the zoodles, let them sit on a paper towel for a few minutes to absorbed some of the water.

Monkfruit for Sugar

I love this substitution.  Other organic sweeteners I have tried don’t taste like sugar but monkfruit tastes like sugar and cooks/bakes like sugar!

It’s perfect in my afternoon tea!

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My Favorite Brand

Lettuce leaves, Corn or Low Carb Flour Tortillas for Regular Tortillas

Lettuce wraps are a great substitution for regular flour tortillas especially for tacos, tuna salad or BLT’s.

Healthy Food Substitutions
Use Corn Tortillas

Corn tortillas are my second choice especially when I want something like shrimp tacos or fish tacos.

Low carb tortillas can be used for burritos, wraps, enchiladas.

Check out these additional healthy eats posts from For a Good Life After 50:

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Thank you so much for checking out my blog. I appreciate it and would love to hear your comments and what substitutions are working for you!


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