When it comes to eating healthy, there are some foods that are nearly impossible to substitute out for a healthier option. Thanks to these picks, you can have the best of both worlds—nutrition and taste—making your meals a win-win all around.
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Instead of soft cheeses, try nut-based cheeses.
There are a ton of different nut- and almond milk–based cheeses in the aisle of the grocery store, but a few, like Kite Hill Cheese, use traditional cheese-making methods for alternative cheese that tastes like the real thing.
Instead of a burger, indulge in a veggie burger.
You can find veggie burgers almost everywhere, and while the vegetable-packed ones still boast a hefty dose of fiber, vitamins and other essential nutrients, we’re also really into nut burgers, like the ones from One Potato.Instagram/onepotatobox
Instead of processed or whole wheat bread, go for grain-free bread.
Until we tried Barely Bread ($14), we didn’t know that grain-free options existed. Instead of white or whole wheat flour, these baguettes, bagels and sliced breads contain almond, seed and coconut flour but you’ll never know the difference.Instagram/barelybread
Instead of crackers, snack on yucca crackers.
Filling like a cracker but without the gluten and grains, these fiber-rich snacks—we like the ones from Mission Heirloom ($8)—still provide you with serious crunch and lots of flavor.Instagram/missionheirloom
Instead of ice cream, indulge in “nice cream.”
You’ve probably seen some pretty delectable-looking photos of nice cream on social media. It’s the new health food craze that’s sweeping the nation. Similar to ice cream in consistency and taste, nice cream is completely dairy-free and uses bananas and fruits and vegetables to create a frozen treat. You can make it yourself or buy it premade.Instagram/cecilielykke
Instead of mayonnaise, try avocado mayonnaise.
Mayonnaise can really jazz up a rather boring sandwich but it’s loaded with fat, which is why so many people steer clear of it. Rather than using oil, avocado-based mayonnaise, like the one from Primal Kitchen ($10) uses eggs and avocado oil for a healthier substitute.
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