The Power of the Swap

There are too many people counting calories and not enough people counting chemicals.

Each time we eat is an opportunity to nourish our body. Here are some simple swaps to upgrade the nutrition of your recipes and daily food choices:

Instead of Try Why
White Sugar Coconut Sugar Coconut sugar is a low glycemic food & rich in minerals
Agave Nectar Raw Honey or 100% Pure Maple Syrup (Grade B is best with more minerals than Grade A) Agave nectar is highly processed
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and other Butter Substitutes Butter or Coconut Oil Butter & coconut oil are truly superfoods
Vegetable Oils Coconut Oil, Olive Oil or  Melted Ghee Canola, safflower, soybean, sunflower, and grapeseed oils have an inflammatory fatty acid profile and are not heat-stable
Table Salt Himalayan Salt or Sea Salt Unrefined salt is better for you
Soy Sauce Coconut Aminos  Commercially processed soy sauce contains phytoestrogens, phystc acid, and goitrogens
Peanut Butter Almond Butter Peanuts contain naturally occurring fungal toxins
White Vinegar &Wine Vinegars Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) or Coconut Vinegar Beneficial enzymes in ACV and coconut oil are not destroyed during the heat process, leaving beneficial enzymes in tact.
Store Bought Shredded Cheese Shred Your Own Cheese Commercially shredded cheese has added cellulose made from wood pulp
Milk Chocolate Dark Chocolate See the Off the Mat Chats article: “Confessions of a Chocoholic
Ice Cream A frozen banana blended   with full fat coconut milk  Regular ice cream contains syntheticadditives and preservatives as well as other emulsifiers and chemicals


That’s me! 🙂

So, here are some fantastic simple and healthy swapped recipes to try:

I hope you find something here that you like. Do you have a super swap?

One Cannot Think Well, Love Well, Sleep Well, If One Has Not Dined Well

~ Virginia Wolf

 If you enjoyed this Off the Mat Chats post you may also enjoy reading:

Electrolytes:  The Spark of Life

26 Uses for Coconut Oil & 2 Recipes

Breaking Up is Hard to Do


This article was contributed by Jane Hill – fierce Bikram Yogi, lover of all things natural, and my best yoga buddy. Look for more articles by Jane in the Off the Mat Chats section of Views From the Podium! 

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