Eat This, Not That – Easy Substitutions To Make

Many people today encounter a great deal of information on what is good to eat and what is not.  With so much conflicting advice you may ask yourself:   

“Well what IS good for me, then?”


It is difficult to change habits without being able to answer that question.  On The Life House blog there is a simple resource for you to improve your nutrition and help you achieve greater health. 

You don’t have to throw away all your old cookbooks and family recipes. You just need to know how to substitute with healthy ingredients!

Here is a starter guide for healthy food substitutions:

Replace These… With These…
Vegetable or Canola oil Grapeseed or Coconut oil
Sugar Stevia, xylitol or raw honey
Pasteurized Milk Raw Milk, Coconut, Almond or Rice milk
Peanut Butter Almond or Cashew Butter
Mayonnaise An alternative like Veganaise made w/ grapeseed oil
Soy Sauce Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
White Rice or Pasta Brown Rice or Brown Rice noodles
Table Salt Sea Salt
Salad dressings Make your own w/ olive oil, vinegars & herbs
Chocolate Chips Dark Chocolate w/ at least 70% cocoa
Enriched or All-Purpose flours Gluten-free flours made from beans or brown rice like Bob’s Red Mill
Granola Bars Larabar or Trail Mix
Potato or Corn Chips Veggies like Sliced Bell Peppers or Cucumbers
Cheese Dip or Ranch Dressing Guacamole or Hummus
Refined Cereal Breakfast Smoothie
Do you have any other creative and healthy substitutions?  Feel Free to Post

Comments are closed.