Thursday, September 17, 2009

.~ Making Good Choices.~

Now that I am 50, I am discovering that I am more concious of what I am eating than ever.
Here is some great advice from the www.marilu.com website on replacing unhealthy foods with healthy ones:

SUBJECT OF THE DAY Cooking Class: Healthy Substitutions
It’s easy to live a more natural lifestyle by making some healthy substitutions in your kitchen. You’ll have some hits and some misses trying out new ideas, but you owe it to yourself to be as healthy as possible.
I’m sure a lot of you already know much of this information, but a little reminder never hurts!
You can get more details from Marilu’s books or ask at your local health food store or search on-line.
Replace: Healthy Substitution
Milk: Rice, Soy, Almond, Oat, Hemp Milk
Creamer: Soy Creamer
Sour Cream: Tofutti Sour Supreme
Eggs: EnRgee Egg Replacer (powder), Applesauce, Tofu (scrambled or in baking)
Butter/Margarine: Vegetable Oil Soy Margarines/Sticks. Unrefined Vegetable Oil
Yogurt: Soymilk or Coconut Milk Yogurt
Cheese: Soy/Rice Cheese, Hummus or other spreads
Refined Cooking Oil: Cold-pressed Vegetable Oil
Table Salt: Unrefined Sea Salt
Ground Meat: LiteLife SmartGround or other ground meat substitute
White Flour: Unbleached Whole Grain Flour, Almond Flour, Coconut Flour
White Rice: Brown Rice, Wild Rice, Millet, Quinoa
White Bread: Whole Wheat Bread, Spelt Bread, Sprouted Grain Bread
White Pasta: Whole Wheat Pasta, Rice Pasta, Quinoa Pasta
Dairy Frozen Desserts: Rice, Soy and Coconut Milk Frozen Desserts/Fruit Sorbets
Soft Drinks: Natural Sodas sweetened with Fruit Juice or Stevia/Club Soda w/ splash of Fruit Juice
Replace: White Sugar, Brown Sugar, Corn Syrup, Saccharin, Aspartame (Equal, Nutrasweet), Sucralose (Splenda)
With: Pure Maple Syrup, Brown Rice Syrup, Stevia, Agave Nectar, Unrefined, Granulated Cane Juice (Sucanat), Date Sugar, Honey, Fruit Juice

Cheers to health!

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