12 Ways to Choose Healthy over Harmful

Every food ingredient you put in your shopping cart is a choice. Every morsel you put into your mouth is also a choice. Why not choose healthy over harmful? Some simple reminders:

INSTEAD OF                                               TRY

White flour bread                                     Pumpernickel, rye or whole-wheat bread

Iceberg lettuce                                        Green leaf, red leaf or romaine lettuce, spinach, arugula

Bologna                                                   Hummus (it’s yummy, too!)

Salami or pastrami                                  Hard boiled eggs in pita bread

Regular mayo                                         Low-fat mayo. Better still, no mayo!

Cup of noodles                                       Hearty lentil soup

Soda or ‘fruit’ drinks                               100% fruit or vegetable juice

Cupcakes and doughnuts                       Bran or carrot muffins

Greasy fast-food burgers                        Veggie burgers

Regular pancakes                                   Buckwheat, rice flour or blue cornmeal pancakes

Frosted cereal                                         Muesli or oatmeal

Three-cheese pasta                                Herb-and-garlic pasta or whole wheat spaghetti

I’d like to add to this list. For instance, I am never sure if white flour can be successfully replaced with whole wheat flour when baking cakes and pies. Do enlighten!

 

 

Related:
4 Ways to Choose Wisely When Dining Out
8 Healthy Food Swaps You Haven’t Heard Of
5 Simple Food Swaps To Save Your Life

44 comments

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Natasha Salgado

Thanks!

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Shubhra, for Sharing this!

Maria Barbosa
MarĂ­a Barbosa3 years ago

thanks

Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 years ago

Thank you, sharing

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for sharing.

Kath R.
Kath P.3 years ago

If your grocery cart is filled with the left column items I suggest exchanging one item at a time from the right column. It's going to take awhile to get used to the new tastes and textures but well worth the effort.

natalie n.
natalie n.3 years ago

a good start for alternatives, plenty more out there.