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10 Simple Swaps for Healthier Recipes

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10 Simple Swaps for Healthier Recipes

Most of us know we could stand to eat more healthily than we do, but the prospect of making radical changes to our diets can seem daunting. In fact, the difficulty of maintaining a whole new way of doing something as basic as eating is why so many diet plans are scrapped after a week or two. Instead of trying to do it all at once, though, a more sustainable plan is to improve how you eat in small steps. By substituting healthier ingredients for unhealthy ones, you can improve your diet a little bit at a time without feeling like you’ve given up everything you love. Here are ten simple tips to get you started — and make that New Year’s resolution a bit easier to stick to!

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10 Simple Swaps for Healthier Recipes

Make It Low-carb

Any time you can replace highly processed flour with vegetables, you've come out way ahead health-wise. Winter root vegetables, like parsnips, are very flexible and make an excellent, nutritious substitute for high-carb options like pasta. In this parsnip "mac" and cheese, for instance, you won't even miss the shells.
Make parsnip "mac" and cheese

 

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Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell write the blog Brooklyn Supper, dedicated to seasonal ingredients and wholesome home cooking. Read bio and latest posts → Read Elizabeth's latest posts →

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