When switching to healthier lifestyle, you don't have to completely cut out foods. I love to show my clients how they can still have their favourite foods, but made healthier by making some simple swaps.
Sugar and artificial sweeteners- stevia, brown rice syrup, honey, coconut sugar, xylitol, molasses, 100% maple syrup, dates
Wheat flour- rice flour, ground almonds, quinoa flour, gram (chickpea) flour, buckwheat flour, coconut flour
Margarine/spreads- coconut oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil, goats butter, organic butter, avocado
Pizza- Homemade pizza base made from quinoa or cauliflower, or opt for an organic spelt pizza base and make your own. Super simple :-) I like Biona's spelt pizza base.
Cooking oil- coconut oil, organic butter
Fruit juices and squash- fresh vegetable and fruit juices, filtered water with fresh fruits in (such as orange, lemons, strawberries, cucumbers etc).
Sulphured dried fruits- unsulphured dried fruits, fresh fruits, homemade dehydrated fruits
Processed cereals- homemade granola and muesli, jumbo rolled oats, alternative breakfasts such as green smoothies
Cows milk- homemade if possible- almond milk, hemp milk, coconut milk, rice milk, oat milk, goats milk, sheep milk
Bread- rye bread, spelt bread, sprouted bread, homemade vegetable/sweet potato breads, rice cakes, oat cakes
Pasta/noodles- brown rice pasta, rice noodles, buckwheat noodles, quinoa spaghetti, courgette spaghetti, black bean pasta, mung bean pasta.
Low fat/no added sugar products- Whole foods! Try to stay away from these packaged options! Or opt for the full fat variety if buying packaged foods.
Alcohol- good quality red wine and if having spirits, opt for naturally sweetened mixers such as Fever Tree light options, or soda water/coconut water
Coffee/tea- 1-2 coffees a day (good quality organic), green tea, white tea, herbal teas, fresh fruit teas
Condiments such as ketchup & mayo- homemade ketchup and mayo, tamari, herbs and spices
Chocolate!- raw chocolate (such as OM Bars), raw cacao, homemade raw chocolate
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