Food Swaps Making a Big Difference

Updated: Aug 26, 2020

When it comes to food choices, a lot of our decisions come down to habit. Breaking a habit can become less overwhelming when we begin with small changes and adapt over time.

Swap this for that...

Plain flour wholemeal flour

Vegetable oil extra virgin olive oil

White bread wholemeal bread

Cows milk nut milks such as almond, rice, coconut or soy

Margarine 100% butter (not the "spreadable" butter with added nasty ingredients)

Store bought breakfast cereals such as weet-bix, coco pops, corn flakes, nutri-grain homemade muesli, store bought muesli (always check ingredients and sugar content; roughly 4g = 1tsp)

Salad dressings lemon juice, balsamic vinegar

Mayonnaise easy homemade mayonnaise (see recipes)

Pre-made lemon juice fresh lemon or lime

Pre-made crushed garlic fresh garlic

When you're walking the isles at the supermarket, this is the time to make conscious decisions, if you're anything like me, having things such as chocolate, biscuits and snacky foods in the house is a recipe for disaster.

Aim for real foods, and minimise your preservative intake (avoid numbers within the ingredients list).

Trust me, you'll feel a lot better for it.