Simple kitchen swaps can yield big health benefits.

Nonfat plain Greek yogurt adds creamy goodness to chili or tacos, in place of sour cream. Nonfat yogurt also serves as a great substitute for mayonnaise in chicken or tuna salad.

Avocado. Use it on sandwiches in place of cheese or mayonnaise, blended into pasta sauce for a vegan Alfredo, or in smoothies for creaminess without dairy. It blends well into desserts too, in place of dairy or eggs.

Whole fruit is a nourishing, fiber-rich source of sweet goodness and beautiful colors. Instead of snacking on stripped and processed carbs, try apple slices with nut butter or cheese, or pour sautéed berries instead of syrup on whole-grain pancakes. 

 “….simple swaps can have big payoffs for overall health and flavor,” Amy Gannon, RD, Cleveland Clinic nutritionist

Posted on September 8, 2016 and filed under nutrition.