5 Simple Ingredients Swaps to Support Better Health

by | Mar 6, 2019 | Article, Tips And Techniques | 0 comments

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There are a variety of reasons for which a person may need or choose to adjust their diet.  Making dietary changes can sometimes feel overwhelming and daunting, but a few simple adjustments to favorite dishes can keep the enjoyment in the dining experience.

Here are 5 simple ingredient swaps and related recipes that will not compromise flavor or leave you feeling deprived. You may even find you prefer these changes!

  1. Traditional or Fruit Balsamic Vinegar in place of Added Sugar
    Add a splash or more of a good quality traditional or fruit balsamic vinegar to fresh fruit, beverages, smoothies, sauces, oatmeal or porridge, or yogurt in place of granulated sugar.  They add a sweetness and depth of flavor that is surprising.

Related Recipe: Apple-Cranberry Chutney

 

  1. Coconut Aminos in place of Soy or Worcestershire Sauce
    For a soy and gluten-free options, use coconut aminos just as you would soy sauce or Worcestershire sauce.

Related Recipe: Thai-Style Red Curry with Salmon

 

  1. Apple or Cranberry Juice (with no added sugar) in place of Wine or Spirits in Cooking
    Add ¼ – ½ cup juice in place of wine or spirits for deglazing a pan, or for adding flavor to soups, stews, chili, roasts, braises and other slow cooked items.

Related Recipe: Chili With or Without Beans

 

  1. Coconut Milk in place of Heavy Cream or Other Milk Choices
    For a dairy-free and plant-based option, use coconut milk in place of heavy cream in soups, stews, curries, gravies, sauces, oatmeal or porridge, and baking.  Coconut milk or cream can also be chilled thoroughly and whipped for use as a creamy dessert topping.

Related Recipe: Multi-Grain Breakfast Porridge

 

  1. Veggies in place of Gluten Products
    Try:
    – Spaghetti squash or spiralized veggies instead of pasta noodles
    – Riced cauliflower pizza crust instead of traditional pizza crust
    – Root vegetables in soups and stews in place of pasta

Related Recipe: Cauliflower Pizza Crust

 

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5 SIMPLE INGREDIENT SWAPS TO SUPPORT BETTER HEALTH
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Here are 5 simple ingredient swaps and related recipes that will not compromise flavor or leave you feeling deprived.
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