Simple Diet Swaps for Hibernating Season
It’s during these holiday months and months of cold weather that we worry about our weight. That’s why when I was asked if I would share a few simple diet swaps I agreed. All of the products I am mentioning are products that I use and believe in. That’s why it was a no brainer to share them with you. Let’s get started…
As the leaves change color and the weather gets cooler, it can be difficult to resist all of the delicious comfort foods. But eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult! Now is the perfect time to make simple swaps to improve your diet. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious options to choose from that just so happen to be on-trend this year (think: healthy alternatives to our favorite products like chips, pasta, soda and more).
Eat Bean-Based Pastas, not traditional white pastas: Put a healthy twist on a typically glutinous pasta meal with products from Explore Cuisine! Explore Cuisine offers pastas made from organic beans, lentils, and peas. Jam packed with protein, iron, and fiber, Explore Cuisine pastas are all certified-gluten free, vegan, and kosher. Take the guilt out of your favorite pasta dishes with these healthy pasta alternatives. Varieties include Black Bean Spaghetti, Edamame & Mung Bean Fettuccini, Green Lentil Lasagne, Chickpea Fusilli, and more.
Encourage the Kids to Drink Sugar-Free Water, not soda: AquaBall is the only zero-calorie, sugar-free and preservative-free children’s beverage. The naturally flavored water is available in four flavors: Berry Frost, Fruit Punch, Grape and Strawberry Lemonade, and features fan favorite characters from Disney’s Frozen, Disney Princesses, Marvel’s Avengers, and Disney Classic Characters. AquaBall is the easy solution to finding a beverage that both kids and parents will love.
Bake with Organic Coconut Flour, not white flour: Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Flour: Bake your cookies, pancakes and more with this great-tasting, healthy flour alternative from Carrington Farms. Carrington Farms’ Organic Coconut Flour is naturally gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, and perfect for paleo and gluten-free baking. Not only that, but it contains the lowest level of carbohydrates on the market and is an excellent source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Light and fluffy – Carrington Farms Organic Coconut Flour is a must-have flour swap!
Drink light Cocktails, not sugar-packed drinks: Sparkling Ice: Sparkling Ice offers an inexpensive and refreshing alternative to the everyday soft drink or sugary cocktail mixer through a tasty, zero calorie beverage that combines sparkling water, natural fruit juices, vitamins and antioxidants. Sparkling Ice is available in over 20 flavors, including its lines of Lemonades and Teas, so there’s a flavor for everyone!
Eat Real, All-Natural Ingredients, not preservatives. Offering a variety of all-natural meatballs, stuffed meatballs, Italian sauces and more, Mama Mancini’s is bringing back the family dinner with an all-natural product line made using only real, delicious ingredients. All of Mama Mancini’s products can be heated up at home, allowing you to have a hearty, Italian meal on the table in minutes – perfect for even the busiest of families!
And for your salty and savory cravings, snack on Olives or Healthy, “Miniature” Popcorn, not fried potato chips. Gaea Olive Snacks: Gaea’s olive snack packs are 100% natural and delicious (& less than 100 calories per pack!). They are the 1st olive snack in the world without preservatives and they are packed in an innovative re -sealable packaging. Liquid-free, Pitted and full of authentic Greek flavors, delicious and the perfect healthy and low calories snack for anytime of the day! Available in three flavor options: 100% Kalamata, Green marinated with Chili & Black Peppers, Green marinated with Lemon & Oregano.