9 Healthy Ingredient Swaps You Need to Know

By Camille Styles
health ingredient swaps to keep in mind when cooking

healthy ingredient swaps

I’m willing to bet that there are at least a couple of healthy ingredient substitutions in the chart above that you didn’t know about. Am I right? In my eternal quest to use clean and unprocessed ingredients in my cooking at home — for adults and kids — I’ve tried most of these. The result? Way healthier meals and baked goods that don’t compromise flavor or texture. To find out exact ratios and measurements for the swaps above, just enter a quick google search and you’ll find instructions. In the meantime, print out this handy dandy chart that Kelly illustrated just for our readers and put it on your fridge for quick reference. Happy weekend cooking!

*featured image from Eva Kolenko


Comments (10)

  1. Jennifer Rose Smith says:

    So great!!! I’m going to print this one out and put it in my kitchen

  2. kristine says:

    loved this post! I also use plain 0% greek yogurt as a mayo substitute and season it accordingly. works wonderful!

  3. Truc Pham says:

    This was such a helpful and cute picture that I just had to save to my phone for a reminder to be healthy and for the motivation! I also agree with you for using dates instead of sugar! I love dates I actually find them sweeter than sugar!

  4. Cristina says:

    Looove this illustration! And handy to boot.

  5. Kelly says:

    I am already on diet. Sometimes I wanna escape and forget I have to eat, play, live by the rules. Useful advice tho.

  6. Sarah Malcom says:

    what’s wrong with eggs?

    1. Camille Styles says:

      I happen to love eggs and eat them all the time, but for our vegan readers, this is a great swap!

  7. PsychicKathleen says:

    Very helpful – thank you! You’re absolutely right there were a few in here I’d never thought about and they are much better choices for health and calorie reduction without having to sacrifice taste and texture!

  8. David A Galler says:

    Dates are healthy and nice but they are not a substitute for sugar .To get the equivalent sweetness from dates as you would from powdered sugar ,you end up taking more sugar.The sugar in dates is not as sweet as powdered sugar,

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