Healthy Recipe Substitutions
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Our Friends from Greatist have compiled a list of 83 top picks of recipe substitutions, guaranteed to make the next meal healthier.
Here are 5 of the smartest carb substitutions
Brown rice for white rice: When white rice is processed, the “brown” layer gets stripped away, cutting out essential nutrients like fiber.
Quinoa for couscous: Couscous I made from processed wheat flour. Quinoa on the other hand is a whole-grain superfood full of proteins and nutrients.
Zucchini ribbons for pasta: My personal favorite are the ribbon strips of zucchini. They taste great with every pasta sauce.
Pita for bread: One 4-inch whole-wheat pita runs around 80 calories and only 1 gram of fat (varies from brand to brand). Two slices of whole-wheat bread typically comes in at around 138 calories!
Mashed cauliflower for mashed potatoes. Cauliflower only has a fraction of the calories of potatoes and it’s nearly impossible to taste the difference.
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