Why should you make the swap?
When you want to make your diet healthier, you might feel as if there are just too many things that need changing all at once and then you may decide it’s easier to simply do nothing. So why not try making a few simple food swaps instead? With just a few simple food swaps, you can make your daily diet a whole lot healthier.
A healthier diet isn’t the only reason to make the swap. A few simple swaps and you’re less limited in the foods you can eat due to food sensitivities and food preferences.
Just a few easy food swaps can give your diet a nutrition boost.
Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber for dairy milk. A great option if you’re lactose intolerant and/or if your diet preference is plant-based. Silk Almond Milk is free of lactose, gluten, dairy, soy, egg, casein and MSG and you don’t have to miss out on your favorite smoothie recipes, overnight oats, pancakes and more.
Why it’s better: Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber has 50% more calcium than dairy milk, is a good source of protein and excellent source of fiber and Vitamin E with no cholesterol or saturated fat.
Veggie noodles for flour based pasta. Don’t miss out on pasta! The veggie options are endless for creating a healthy satisfying pasta dish.
Why it’s better: Swapping a zucchini or spaghetti squash noodle for standard flour based pasta is a great alternative if you’re gluten sensitive and you reap the nutritional benefit of adding more veggies to your diet.
Whole fruit for fruit juice. If you’re trying to work more fruit into your diet, grab a piece of fruit instead of a glass of juice.
Why it’s better: The calories in fruit juice can add up quickly, and it’s the juice is missing some of the essential nutrients of eating whole fruit.
Plain yogurt and fruit for pre-mixed yogurt. Premixed fruit yogurt typically has very little fruit and often a lot of added sugar.
Why it’s better: You’ll be getting more nutrition from the fruit (and more fiber), more protein and less sugar.
Raw spinach for iceberg lettuce. Add a nutrient boost to your next salad by using fresh spinach instead of iceberg lettuce
Why it’s better: A serving of spinach has more potassium, calcium and vitamin C, and 50% more vitamin A than a serving of iceberg lettuce. (Source)
Want to start making simple swaps? Try swapping Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber for dairy milk. Use it in your favorite recipes or your morning coffee. Silk will even give you a coupon to try it! Just visit Silk on Facebook to grab a coupon and try Silk’s dairy free alternatives to milk.
What food swaps have you tried?
Be HEALTHY. Be HAPPY. Be YOU.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.