My No-Sacrifice Food Swaps
Spring cleaning is about more than just dusting off your shelves, it’s a time to clear our minds, bodies, and lifestyles, to make way for the new. In the spirit of spring, I'm sharing my top "no-sacrifice" food swaps to help you clean up your diet and thrive on your wellness journey.
Here are my top food swaps:
Replace White Sugar/Refined Sugars with Coconut Sugar
Coconut sugar is a low glycemic sweetener that wont spike your blood sugar, meaning you'll have a steadier flow of energy throughout your day, versus a spike then a crash that will have you reaching for more sweets in the afternoon. That's why we use coconut sugar in almost all of our products!
Replace Refined Oils (like Canola Oil) with Olive Oil or Coconut Oil
Good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil remains stable at high cooking temperatures and offer the body benefits such as omega 3’s and polyphenols. They can also help boost the metabolism and provide anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. Refined oils like canola oil are high in omega 6’s; high levels of omega 6’s in the body can lead to inflammation.
Replace Soy Sauce with Coconut Aminos
Coconut aminos have a similar salty, umami flavor as soy sauce, but contains far less sodium and is a soy-free alternative. Coconut aminos come from coconut tree sap (where coconut sugar comes from) and salt.
Replace White Flour with Almond Flour
Almond flour is high in fiber, a good source of protein and low in carbohydrates, which makes for a better alternative to nutrient-void flours like an all-purpose white flour. Plus, almond flour is both gluten-free and grain-free.
Replace Cream or Milk with Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is a great plant-based alternative to dairy options, which can be inflammatory in the body. I love using canned coconut milk for any recipe calling for heavy cream, from soups, to pastas, and everything in between.
Replace Cornstarch with Arrowroot Powder
Arrowroot is a gluten-free alternative to cornstarch that I use as thickener for sauces, as well as in baking. A great multipurpose tool!