5 Food swaps to learn if you are on a diet 5 Food swaps to learn if you are on a diet

5 Food swaps to learn if you are on a diet

Going on a diet whatever the reason can sometimes be, to say the least, challenging. But with these simple 5 food swaps, you'll make the transition easier. 

Life should be simple and eating should be simple too -in all aspects. We should go for simple, whole foods, instead of ultraprocessed products that no longer resemble any ingredient they were originally made of. While going on a diet can certainly be difficult in the beginning, these 5 food swaps are bound to help. 

1. Instead of pasta go for zucchini spaghettis

Instead of pasta go for zucchini spaghettis

If you are on a carb-free diet or if you are just trying to cut down on carbs, replacing pasta for zucchini spaghetti or spaghetti squash is a good option. It's packed with vitamins and antioxidants and it's very low on calories. If you've never tried it, here's one of our favorite recipes

2. Replace regular rice with quinoa

Replace regular rice with quinoa

Quinoa is an amazing source of proteins -it is great if you are on a plant-based diet. It is super tasty and on top of that, it delivers all nine essential amino acids!

3. Potato chips are never a good idea

Potato chips are never a good idea

Instead of potato chips, go for crispy chickpeas that will add nutritional value to your diet and are low fat. You can also opt for kale chips or sweet potato chips -never go for store-bought fatty, salty potato chips. 

4. Substitute of mashed potatoes with cauliflower 

Substitute of mashed potatoes with cauliflower 

Cauliflower is super tasty and you'll be cutting calories, adding protein and fiber as well. You can try roasted cauliflower, buffalo wings, the choice is yours, we have plenty of recipes!

5. Instead of croutons go for nuts

Instead of croutons go for nuts

If you want to add something crispy to your salad or pasta, you can go for walnuts, almonds, or any other nut -they provide fatty acids, proteins, and fiber. Croutons aren't very nutritious and are packed with calories. 

Aniela Dybiec

Aniela is a writer who loves art, makeup, and magick. She is also an amateur illustrator, a wellness fan and a vegetarian.+ info

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