7 Simple Recipe Swaps to Save Your Tried-and-True Favorites
A dietitian’s advice for making those old standbys healthier
Marcy Pugliese, Registered Dietitian for HarbinSTRONG, adds a few additional tips:
-Full fat coconut milk is still a very high saturated fat and sugar and should be used sparingly. (110 calories in 1/3 cup Coconut cream is 130 calories and 22g sugar in 2 Tbsp.) Skim milk will provide 30 calories and 100mg calcium – not found in coconut milk.
-Avocado great fat choice and substitute for Mayo. Realize your portion sizes shouldn’t change to get the benefits before eating a whole avocado.
-If you are looking to increase omega 3s in your diet, reach for salmon not beef. A 3.5-ounce serving of grass-fed meat averages about 80 milligrams of omega-3s—twice as much as regular beef. The same size serving of salmon has 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of omega-3s.