Mayo or greek yoghurt? The best food swaps for a healthier diet

Sometimes we just can't let go of our favourite food (no matter how unhealthy it is). But if you want to mix up your meals a bit, these healthy swaps are an easy substitute to get your diet right on track.

Just try these five delicious dishes for a new superfood spin:

Swap rice for cauliflower

Yes, we might have hated cauliflower as kids, but it really isn't that bad. By just adding a little lime, coriander, salt and pepper, you are turning this vegetable into a gorgeous substitute for rice.

Whether you don't have a spare half hour to make the grain or you're just craving a lighter alternative, cauliflower is the way to go. 

 

Swap pasta for courgette

Pasta is something we could eat everyday for the rest of our lives, but it can still sit a little heavy. 

Every so often a tasty vegetable substitute is a great alternative – and a courgette is that vegetable. Tear off strips with a potato peeler or buy yourself a cool spiral slicer to make trendy courgetti. 

 

Swap white potato for sweet potato

Some people assume sweet potato is the boring cousin of our beloved spud, but with a little chopping, some oil and some baking, the sweet potato turns into a delicious bowl of crispiness. 

It's also sweeter and more nutritious than your average chips. 

 

Swap mayonnaise for Greek yoghurt

Mayo is something we all love to have in our sandwiches, even if we don't know it's there. 

Sometimes it can get a little boring so if you want a change-up opt for some Greek yoghurt. We know it might sound odd, but trust us, by just adding some herbs, lemon juice and a bit of seasoning, you might never go back to mayo. 

 

Swap croutons for nuts

We're forever being reminded of the health benefits of nuts but unless they're wrapped in Cadbury's chocolate and presented to us in bar form, we rarely eat enough of them. 

One way around this is chopping them up and putting them into your salad. It's much healthier and way tastier than oily, starchy croutons. 

 

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