Better For You: Food Substitutions with Health Benefits

Healthy Food Substitutions Family Preparing Dinner

Building new healthy eating habits can be a daunting task, but you don’t have to go at it alone, we are here to help you get started. To start, instead of completely changing your diet or eating habits, see if there are simple substitutions in your daily routine you can make first. First, let’s identify something easier to start with, an example of this would be instead of potato chips or candy, try eating lightly salted popcorn or yogurt instead. This will help eliminate your sweet or savory craving while fueling your body with the proper nutrients that chips and candy lack. Follow along with this mini guide for some more great and healthy substitutions that will help you on your healthy eating journey.

Stater Bros. Markets Almond Milk

Replacing Milk

Milk is an essential part of many people’s diet, but even though it contains many great nutrients it has a lot of cholesterol and bad fat. Almond Milk comes in a variety of delicious flavors and is the perfect substitution for regular milk. It contains fewer calories, no gluten, no cholesterol, and more calcium than regular milk. If you have a sweet tooth, Almond Milk can also be turned into ice cream.

Butter Alternatives

We use butter as an enhancement or topping for various foods, but the problem with butter is that it can be unhealthy, as it is high in calories and saturated fat. A substitution that can be made is to use Plant-Based Butter instead. Plant-Based Butter has all the same great taste and use-case as regular butter but without the excess calories. Plant-Based Butter is gluten-free, lactose-free, and made with coconut oil.

Stater Bros. Markets Egg Whites

Throwing Out the Yolk

Eggs have several use cases and contain lots of nutrients for our body, but they contain a high amount of cholesterol and bad fat which is bad for our heart health. Egg Whites are eggs just without the yolk, they are lower in cholesterol and fat but still packed with vitamins and minerals for your body. This makes them the perfect substitution for eggs, you can make your own Egg Whites by separating the yolk from the rest of the egg or you can buy them already pre-made.

A Flip on Pancakes

Pancakes are a staple breakfast food in the morning but they’re not necessarily the healthiest breakfast option. Instead of pancakes, try Power Cakes by Kodiak Cakes instead to jumpstart your morning, they’re packed with fiber and protein. They come in a variety of great flavors such as Almond Poppy Seed or Dark Chocolate. Try making them with our egg substitute for your next batch of pancakes.

Stater Bros. Markets Corn Tortillas

Flour-less Tortillas

Tortillas taste amazing and play a big role in a lot of Latin American meals. This is why at Stater Bros. we carry brands such as La Tortilla Factory, which have low carb and whole wheat tortilla options. The tortillas capture the authentic flavor without the excess calories and carbs. Another great option can be opting for corn tortillas instead of flour, as corn tortillas are much healthier and have fewer carbs.

These substitutions are a great first step for your healthy eating journey and will help make your fitness goals easier. If you would like to learn more about healthy eating, we carry a wide selection of healthy food recipes that you and your whole family can enjoy.