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Easy diet swaps

By MSN NZ Recipe Finder staff
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Looking for some easy wins in the battle of the bulge? Here are some simple swaps you can make in your every day food choices. You’ll be amazed that these seemingly small choices will give you huge results:

Ditch: flour
Sub: Ground oats

White flour is starchy and has a high GI rating. Ground oats is high in fibre, low in GI and can be beneficial in lowering cholesterol.

Ditch: full fat milk
Sub: skim/ fat free milk

You’ll save a whopping 8g of fat per cup with this simple sub!

Ditch: Mayonnaise
Sub: Mustard

Mayonnaise is notorious for adding hidden calories to an otherwise healthy sandwich. Try spreading some Dijon or grainy mustard instead. There’s about the same amount of fat in one tablespoon of mayo as a whole jar of mustard.

Ditch: Fruit juice
Sub: Water with fresh lime or lemon

You’ll save on sugar, aid hydration and still get that fruity zing.

Ditch: Fries
Sub: Baked potato

You’ll feel just as full, but you’ll save yourself about 10g of fat per serve

Ditch: Muffin
Sub: Banana bread

Some muffins have up to 25g of fat! Go for a healthy slice of home made banana bread instead with a virtually guilt free 6g fat

User comments
the only thing wrong with swapping a muffin for banana bread is that bananas are very high in calories, plus, it said avoid flour, so why are we being told to eat banana bread? maybe swap a muffin for a low fat yogurt? theyre just as tasty and tend to come in a similar variety of flavours
Great comment. I found this really helpful, especially about the ground oats. Lorraine
heya heres some cool tips u really need 2 learn...hehe

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