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Super Substitutes…

Super Substitutes…
Heart Healthy!

Heart Healthy!

Lets Face it: the phrase ‘healthy food’ dosen’t conjure up the most tempting images. But the fact is that eating healthy dosen’t mean you have to deprive yourself of tasty food; just a few simple replacements in your daily diet can make a significant imapct on your overall health and lower your daily calorie count. Fortunately, it isn’t too difficult to get used to these substitutes, especially since they can be quite delicious.

Packaged foods make quick  and easy eats and save so much time. We all start our day by pouring a glass of juice from a carton and a bowl of cereal from a box. The label might scream ‘healthy’, but often they have added preservatives for a longer shelf life. Instead squeeze some fresh juice, whip up some eggs and pick a few slices of whole wheat or multi-grain bread. It might take a few minutes longer than breakfast from a pack, but it is much healthier and will keep you full for longer.

Egg yolk is a source of cholestrol, so substitute egg whites for whole eggs. If you prefer to start your day with a bowl of cereal, opt for something without sugar, and definitely not chocolate-coated! Cut down more on those unwanted calories and fat by dropping the whole milk in favor of skimmed milk. You dont have to go without your cuppa in the morning, but go green (tea) instead of the regualar Continue reading “Super Substitutes…” »