Swap 1… butter for avocado
Swap your typical spread for mashed avocado. Avocados are a source of healthier unsaturated fat and potassium, a mineral that may help to lower blood pressure.
Swap 2… white sugar for date syrup
Swap 3… coffee for matcha latte
Swap 4… white pasta for spelt pasta
Swap 5… double cream for coconut yogurt
Coconut yogurt offers a dairy-free alternative and works well as an indulgent treat for stirring into vegetable stews and curries or topping desserts. Remember, like double cream, coconut is rich in saturated fat so should be used sparingly. Nutritional values will vary and be dependent on the brand you choose so check labels for nutritional and ingredient details.
Tried any of our healthy swaps? Do you have your own suggestions for nutritious alternatives? Let us know in the comments below…
This page was last reviewed on 4 July 2019 by Kerry Torrens.
A qualified nutritionist (MBANT), Kerry Torrens is a contributing author to a number of nutritional and cookery publications including BBC Good Food magazine. Kerry is a member of the The Royal Society of Medicine, Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).
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