6 Small, Low-Effort Changes That Make A Big Difference
Greek Yogurt in place of sour cream
Generally has greater nutrients and less fat
Greek yogurt generally is higher in protein and vitamin B-12
Greek yogurt contains probiotics that help your gut health and can improve digestion
Infused Water instead of fruit juice
Infused water often has better taste!
Bright and tangy taste due to deriving flavor from fruit rind
Having something that’s colorful, healthy, and looks pretty can make us more likely to want to drink it
Fruit juice tends to be packed with calories and natural sugars. Not infused water! :)
Avocado in place of mayo
Avocado is natural and fresh, while mayo can be packed with not-so-healthy preservatives to extend shelf-life
Mayo generally has little nutritional value, while avocado is packed with nutrients!
Avocado is lower in “bad fat” than mayo
Less calories than mayo!
Spaghetti squash or zoodles in place of pasta
I’m not promoting no carbs but if you need to cut back carbs this is a good way
Quicker to prepare!
Regular pasta tastes like 12 minutes to cook (after waiting for the water to boil)
Zoodles cook in 3 just in a little skillet!
Dark chocolate in place of milk chocolate
Dark chocolate is usually lower carb
Benefits of chocolate come from the cocoa. Dark chocolate contains more cocoa so is generally healthier.
More magnesium! - which can have a calming effect on your body
More caffeine! (I’ll let you decide whether or not that’s a benefit LOL)
Cauliflower in place of flour
Cauliflower pizza crust
Cauliflower is higher in fiber and B-vitamins
Contains anti-oxidants that can protect against cancer
Can aid in digestion due to high fiber and water content
I want you to know that getting healthier doesn’t have to be overwhelming, expensive, or time consuming. You can make simple little swap-outs like the 6 we talked about today to be on track to a healthier you with little additional effort on your part.