Being healthier doesn't need to be that hard and we've put together some of our simple swaps to help you on your way.
1. SWAP VEGETABLE OILS >>
For healthier options like coconut, macadamia or olive oil.
If you want to read more about toxic vegetable oils you can RIGHT HERE but ditching the canola, grapeseed, cottonseed, soybean, sunflower, corn & safflower oils are a cracking idea.
2. SWAP REFINED SUGARS >>
For natural sweeteners like raw honey, pure maple syrup, coconut nectar, or rice malt syrup.
3.SWAP TABLE SALT >>
For real salt that contains all the trace minerals like sea salt, pure rock salt or pink salt.
4. SWAP SOFT DRINKS >>
Try some kombucha and sparkling mineral water with some fruit pieces like lemon, limes or berries.
5. SWAP RICE >>
For cauliflower rice. It kicks butt in the nutritional stakes compared to regular rice, it has less refined carbohydrates, it mops up your curry sauce just fine and it helps to get some extra veggies in your day.
6. SWAP PASTA >>
For some gluten free options or even better, for some veggie noodles like zucchini, sweet potato, carrot or spaghetti squash. Again, it's a great way to reduce the refined carbohydrates and increase the amount of veggies in your meals.
7. SWAP MARGARINE >>
For real butter or ghee! Try and find organic or products that have come from grass-fed cows.
8. STANDARD ICE CREAM >>
For some 'nice cream' that can be made by blending frozen fruit. We love frozen mango with coconut cream & macadamia nuts! It's like a healthy version of a Weis Bar!
9. BOTTLED SAUCES & DRESSINGS >>
For some simple olive oil and vinegar dressing or check out My Food Religion for some awesome homemade tomato sauce, bbq sauce & mayo's.
10. FLAVOURED YOGHURTS >>
For natural yoghurt or greek yoghurt or give a good quality coconut milk yoghurt a spin!