Healthy ingredient swaps that will change your life
We all want to be healthy. We want to look good in our clothes. We want to feel strong and full of energy. Unfortunately, the road to wellness can often be an uphill climb, full of temptations — hello, Starbucks Venti Iced Caramel Macchiato — and, conflicting information around every corner (like, "all carbs are bad," or "eating organic is super expensive"). The entire thing is exhausting, often discouraging us from seeking out a healthier lifestyle before we even start.
Luckily, eating healthier might actually be a lot simpler than we think. "So many people think healthy eating has to be hard, time-consuming, or expensive and that's simply not the case," Chelsey Amer, MS, RDN, a New York City-based private practice dietitian and the creator of CitNutritionally.com, told me in an interview. "If you think outside of the box and make some smart swaps, you can actually save money by eating healthier!"
Here are some simple swaps you can make in your own kitchen that will help you take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.