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Easy food swaps that can have a significant impact on your daily intake.

23
Jan

Easy food swaps that can have a significant impact on your daily intake.

spaghetti-squashI’m sure you’re all familiar with the concept of “Eat This, Not That.”  It’s not always as easy as it seems.  Let’ take a look at a few easy swaps that can have a significant impact on your daily intake.

Pasta.  While noodles vary slightly, on average a cup of cooked pasta will run you about 220 calories and 43 carbs.  Yikes.  There are two healthier options:  zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.  Take a look:

1 cup of zucchini noodles = 60 calories and 14 carbs

1 cup of spaghetti squash = 42 calories and 10 carbs

Rice. Brown, white, jasmine…all of them are calorie and carb dense.  Just ½ cup of brown rice has 109 calories about 46 carbs.  Rice is okay if it’s eaten after a good workout, but try this sub for “anytime” meals:

½ cup of cauliflower rice = 19 calories and 3 carbs

Try these simple suggestions and notice what a difference it makes in how you feel.  You’re likely to get a pleasant surprise the next time you step on a scale.