Heart Healthy Food Substitutions

Eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite foods. With a just few changes, you can make many recipes healthier without losing avor. Try the ideas below for heart-smart eating.

Instead of this:

  • Whole or 2% milk and cream Fried foods

  • White pasta

  • Lard, butter, palm and coconut oils

  • Fatty cuts of meat

  • One whole egg in a recipe

  • Creamy or butter-based sauces, salt Hard cheeses, processed cheeses

  • Salted potato chips

  • Sour cream and mayonnaise Cheese sauce on pasta

Try this:

  • 1% or skim milk

  • Baked, steamed, broiled, grilled preparations

  • Whole wheat pasta

  • Unsaturated vegetable oils like corn, olive, canola, saf ower, sesame, soybean, sun ower or peanut oil

  • Leaner cuts of meat like poultry, sh, pork and beef with extra visible fat trimmed off

  • Two egg whites

  • Season foods with herbs and spices

  • Reduced fat cheeses with lower salt per serving

  • Low-fat, unsalted tortilla and potato chips, unsalted pretzels and popcorn

  • Plain low-fat Greek yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese or low-fat sour cream

  • Pureed cauli ower

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