Trying these alternatives could at times feel strange and out of place within your meal preparations. But my Mum used to tell me that I had to try new tastes at least 12 times before I would like it and I now stand by this, even all these years later.

Give these subs a go and see if you start to notice the benefits to your health and body….

Avocado instead of butter 

You’ve most likely heard of people trying avocado as an alternative to butter on their toast, but why stop
there? Avocados can also be used instead of butter when baking as they are rich in healthy fats and nutrients.
It has proven to be better for your cholesterol than animal fats and is the new addition to the Super Foods group.

Apple sauce instead of eggs

Apple sauce is the ultimate replacement for eggs. It has the same binding consistency and will leave your baking light and fluffy, just make sure to add a teaspoon of baking powder alongside it to ensure then perfect lightness. Just like with the avocado, the fat content in your food will be greatly reduced and you can have ‘just one more’ and not feel half as guilty!

Whole-meal instead of white

Whole-grains which are found in whole-wheat foods contain more fiber than their white counterparts,therefore you are more likely to feel fuller for longer. Consequently you are less likely to snack throughout the day. Try switching to wholemeal pastas, bread, flour and whole-grain brown rice for meals that keep you high in energy.

Milk alternatives 

If milk is part of your daily routine, you may find that swapping to semi-skimmed or low fat milk can make you feel better and not as weighed down throughout the day. You could even try alternating between dairy and plant-based milks such as rice, soy or almond. You may be surprised at how delicious they are.

Words by : Dene Godsman