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Top Tip Tuesday: Ingredient Substitutions

Make eating healthy simple with substitutions in recipes you like for stuff that you have, that's healthier, or that you just like better.

by Joline at SlimSavers.com

If I had a dime for every time someone said, “I want to change how I eat, but I couldn’t possibly . . . yada, yada, yada.” I’d be . . . oh, forget about it.

The thing about change is that, well, things have to change, in order for there to actually be a change.

Head spinning yet?

I happen to follow meal plans as prescribed by workout programs that I do. They can be inconvenient. My family may not completely jive with the recipes. They might involve grocery items I don’t usually buy. They include recipes I simply don’t usually eat.

Guess what? I follow the recipes and make them anyway.

The beauty of having done this for over 2 years now, is that I understand SUBSTITUTIONS. Meaning, if my recipe calls for arugula and I only have spring mix? Cool.

If the recipe calls for raisins and I only have, or only like, dried cranberries? Cool.

Turkey chili? But I only have ground chicken! Ok. I’ll can make it work.

The thing is, I attempt the recipes. I look at the breakdown of the meals, and make them work for me and my family. Why? Because they’ve been organized by professionals to assist me in getting the physical results I want through my workout program.

The are where most people hit obstacles in their quest to change physically?

Nutrition.

So, I choose to give up the lead on this one and just follow the script.

And . . . it’s worked wonderfully.

Read more at SlimSavers.com.

Erin and Joline, both health and wellness junkies, spent many years pinning down the truths about eating healthy and inexpensively. Both feel the it’s-too-expensive-to-eat-healthy excuse is untrue and infuriating.

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