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.