GF GIRL NEXT DOOR: 5 Healthy Substitutions for Your Everyday Favorite Foods

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If anyone knows me, they know that I’m all about the healthy lifestyle. If you are looking for ways to cut back and make a few healthier choices, here are five healthy food substitutions for your everyday favorite foods:

  1. Love Spaghetti/Pasta? Go with Spaghetti Squash: Anything you would usually add on your regular pasta whether it be red sauce, vegetables, etc, you can put on spaghetti squash. The other day I sauteed up some spinach and mushrooms, and mixed in a little Gorgonzola cheese – ummm delicious!
  2. Love Mayonnaise? Go with Avocado: If you are the type of person that likes to use mayo on their sandwiches or in their chicken/tuna salad mixture, make the swap for avocado. Too many times people are scared because they see how much fat is in an avocado, well guess what, it’s all good fat – fat that you need to help you get through your workout.
  3. Love Rice? Go with Quinoa or Cauliflower Rice: Don’t let these little pieces fool you, they are packed with tons of protein.
  4. Love Potatoes? Go with Sweet Potatoes: Packed with more fiber than regular potatoes, sweet potatoes are a great choice for a side. For a kick, sprinkle on a little cinnamon and broil in the oven.
  5. Love Bacon? Go with Turkey Bacon: Don’t go taking my bacon away from me. I look forward to my bacon and eggs almost every Sunday morning. However, for a healthier choice I go with the a less fatten, more lean, lower-sodium choice, turkey bacon.

What are you favorite food substitutions? Do you have any favorite recipes that use the above ingredients?


I am the Editor and Founder of the lifestyle and food blog “Hey, What’s the Dealio?” My blog is all about my love of food, working out, living a healthy life, spending time with family and friends, and getting the most out of every day. It’s about celebrating old family traditions and creating new ones that I can pass on. It’s about mixing the simple with the complicated and the savory with the sweet. In Fall 2013, I was diagnosed with celiac disease, so my blog includes a variety of gluten free and paleo recipes. I’m here to prove that gluten free and healthy recipes don’t have to be taste free. This blog is about me trying and creating recipes I love for the people I love. I associate family and friends with food and I associate food with happiness.

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Originally posted 2015-07-24 11:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter