Article written by Only Health News
Most American’s take in less that the recommended amount of daily vegetable and whole grains. However, most of us find it difficult or not sustainable to do a radical meal makeover, that is strict and restrictive. Instead opt for improving your diet choices by making subtle ingredient swaps that will boost nutritional values. Here are 4 easy food breakfast swaps to help you eat healthier.
Instead of: Nonfat fruit yogurt – Try: Low-fat Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries and unsalted nuts. The Greek yogurt will give you protein plus the staying power that low-fat yogurts will not provide. The fresh blueberries will add antioxidants, while the nuts will provide healthy fats to slow the release of the natural sugars.
Instead of: Fried egg on a toasted English muffin – Try: Hard-boiled egg and avocado on a whole-grain English muffin – You will benefit from the added fiber that will not be provided in an white flour English muffin. The healthy fats from the avocado will help to keep you satisfied, while the boiled egg will eliminate the saturated fats that a fried egg provides.
Instead of: Cheddar omelet with two eggs – Try: Veggie avocado omelet with one egg and three egg whites – You will pack in more protein with 4 eggs. Opting for avocado instead of cheese, will reduce the fat and provide you with healthy monounsaturated fat.
Instead of: Store-bought smoothie – Try: Homemade smoothie with 1 cup fresh fruit, a handful of veggies, 1 Tbsp. almond butter, and 1 cup almond milk or yogurt – Making your smoothies at home means you can fill your smoothie with more vegetables and fruits.