10 Simple Food Swaps to Save Calories

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10 Simple Food Swaps to Save Calories

Whether it’s swapping heavy cream for cauliflower or avocado for butter, cutting just 50 calories per day through simple food swaps can add up to bigger weight loss wins in the long run. Here are 10 simple swaps to try:

Nutrition Bonus: A great swap for pasta and potato salads that also offers a big protein boost.

Nutrition Bonus: A perfect sandwich upgrade that offers more heart-healthy fats and fiber, too.

Nutrition Bonus: Cut over 50 grams of fat by swapping half the oil for applesauce in baking. As a bone-building alternative for applesauce, try dried plum puree!

Nutrition Bonus: Avocado’s creamy texture makes it great for baking while giving baked goods a boost of healthy fats and fiber.

Nutrition Bonus: A great swap for meatloaf or veggie burgers that increases fiber and B vitamins, too!

Nutrition Bonus: Cut calories, carbohydrates and eat more fiber with quick and easy zucchini noodles.

Nutrition Bonus: Puree steamed cauliflower with water, sauteed garlic and a bit of salt for a low calorie alfredo alternative full of fiber and phytochemicals, too.

Nutrition Bonus: Combine cocoa powder and frozen bananas in a food processor for a cool, lower calorie treat with more fiber and phytochemicals.

Nutrition Bonus: Keep the crunch! This simple swap cuts calories and will even give you a few extra grams of fiber.

Nutrition Bonus: A great topping for yogurt that has less added sugar and oil.

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