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FIT FOR ’15 06.12.15: Healthy food swaps

actually eat cake and other indulgent foods with less guilt — if you make some tweaks to the recipe. in this fit for ’15, sponsored by planet fitness – stephanie valle teamed up with dietician bridget swinney to bring you healthy substitutions: steph: cutting down on the sugar, fat and carbs are key to increased health. first — tempering the sweet tooth. 40 an easy way is to use fresh mint. … 3.51 cinammon adds a sweet flavor without sugar. 3.53 now — the carbs. 4.18 shredded zucchini is a great way to substitute for noodles. all you need is a special grater and it’s neat. you grate it like you would and it comes out with these little pieces like noodles. 4.34 lightly steam it so it has more of the texture of pasta.4.42 some other swaps: instead of croutons on your salad– 5.18 you can add pumpkin or sunflower seeds or walnuts. 5.21 nuts also have fat, but it’s a healthy fat and it also has a lot of nutrition.5.26 in place of tortillas: 5.50 one way to cut carbs by using lettuce wraps — it’s popular in restaurants. but you can do it home. it’s a good appetizer or even just a meal. 5.58 and bridget says, ditch the white rice. 6.43 it’s always better to have a whole grain rice like a brown rice, or a new grain that’s hot is farro. it’s an ancient grain similar to wheat. has a real nutty, chewy texture. 6.51 now to fats. 9.35 if you’re cooking you can use yogurt in place of cream. it’ll have the same creaminess but without the fat. 9.41 9.47 if you’re baking, making quick bread or brownies, you can use either mashed avocado, bana or cooked beans to substitute a lot of the fat. 9.55 wait — beans and avocados?? 11.02 you don’t put a whole lot, just a half a cup so it just blends in. 11.07 11.13 you want to use it in a chocolate or brownie mix. some twists on those guilty pleasures. in this fit for ’15, i’m stephanie valle, abc-7. bridget also demonstrated how to cut down on cooking oil. you can watch that video on our website under the fit for 15 tab — and we’ve also shared it on our facebook page,

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