8. Instead of Salt, Try Garlic Powder or Citrus Zest. Watching your salt intake, but still want a little more flavor in your dish? Garlic powder (not garlic salt!) or citrus zest are great alternatives to table salt.
9. Instead of Tofu, Try Tempeh or Seitan. Tofu may be the most famous meat alternative, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only one. Tempeh, another soy product, and seitan, a wheat gluten, are tasty and creative alternatives to tofu.
10. Instead of Onions, Try Shallots. It’s sometimes said that the hallmark of a true chef is that they use shallots in place of onions. And that’s for good reason: though they are closely related to the onion, shallots are more sweet and mild than their counterpart. Try substituting shallots for onions in dishes like cooked greens, stir frys, risottos, and the like. 3 shallots in roughly equal to one small to medium onion.