Healthy eating and lifestyle is a matter of making choices. For everything that you like to eat, there is a healthy option. I have come up with 5 easy swaps to help you stay healthy and keep you feeling vibrant making sure you are always feeling your best!
1. Swap milk chocolate or store-bought chocolate for healthy home-made coconut based raw chocolates
This is an easy swap that changes out, highly processed and refined, sugar laden milky chocolate that can leave you feeling sluggish and sick with a nutrient dense healthy alternative. Our simple raw chocolatecombines minimal ingredients with maximum nutrition.
2. Swap sugar and flour based deserts for healthy sweet treats and fresh fruit alternatives.
The coconut magic website and social media pages are full of recipes for alternative deserts to get you away from the common, butter, sugar and flour based deserts. Opting for more wholesome recipes and ingredients to provide your body with a more sustained source of fuel to ensure that you don’t get those afternoon
3. Swap heavy salad dressings with our top 4 healthy simple salad dressings.
Salad dressings unbeknown to most are a big contributor of calories in the form of sugar, sodium and rancid oils. Fortunately though these are an easy swap with our delicious healthy alternatives over on our website
4. Swap conventional white sugar for low fructose coconut nectar
Derived from the liquid sap of the coconut flowers, Coconut magic coconut nectar is naturally sweet but also high in essential nutrients including: potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron, Vitamin B1, B2, B3 and B6. With a low glycaemic index of only 35 it holds a very low fructose content rendering it a healthy alternative sweetener to be used during the Christmas period.
5. Finally enjoy healthy alternatives to your regular favourites
Some examples that I find work well with clients include:
sweet potato mash instead of regular potato,
kale chips instead of store bought processed chips
and brown or wild rice instead of overly processed white rice.
All of these swaps aim to maximise nutritional content without having to compromise on flavour. Adding a variety of whole foods into a diet that previously did not consist of many nutrients can make a huge difference to the way you feel during the Christmas periods and following months.
AUTHOR: BRONTE RAE
Bronte Rae is a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner with a personal passion for health and wellness. She has been studying for over 4 years and takes private patients as well as contributing as a writer of health and wellness articles. She creates many whole food recipes, with a focus on restoring wellness to her clients lives. Bronte is a self proclaimed yogi and also holds a red belt in a Japanese martial art Bujinkan Ninjitsu. Bronte currently manages marketing and social media at Coconut Magic. You can follow her personal page at www.instagram.com/asapbroccolii/