Healthy substitutes for unhealthy food

Healthy Food Ideas

Most of the delicious things we get addicted to because of their taste are unhealthy. For instance crispy fries, custard filled strawberry pies, a juicy double decker bacon and beef burger. Even the sound of all these things makes one drool. The irony of the situation is, as much as you would like to eat these things every other day, you can’t because of your fitness training or your fitness routine.

To fulfil your need for such things, you need to find proper substitutes to your favourite unhealthy foods. This can be a time taking process without any proper guidance because you have to figure out what food does what for your body. For that there are many food safety and chef’s training courses you can engage yourself into. Here are a few substitutes to your everyday food that you should try.


Do you know one tablespoon of mayonnaise contain 98-100 calories that is 10 grams of fat. And no one stops at only one tablespoon ever. You should remember this while you are spreading mayonnaise on your toast that instead you are spreading tons of salt and fat. Everything that isn’t OK for your body. Some healthier alternatives for mayonnaise are:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Hummus
  • Almond butter


White bread

The day doesn’t seem complete without a piece of toast in the morning. It’s the most popular quick breakfast all over the world. You can’t bake a pizza or make tortillas without white bread. White bread is a refined form of bread that is stripped away from all its nutrients like fibre, vitamins and minerals. In some cooking classes they teach you to bake your own healthy bread keeping all the nutrients intact. But you can always grab these healthier alternatives off the shelves while at the grocery store:

  • Corn tortillas
  • Ezekiel bread
  • Cauliflower pizza crust



Sugar is literally the cause of all your physical problems. It promotes obesity, it can cause cancer and give you diabetes, it can give you various heart and brain and liver disease and lastly the cavities in your teeth are because of sugar. With the list of all the harms that sugar does, you should definitely use alternatives to sweeten up your food or drinks. You can use:

  • Agave syrup
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup
  • Coconut sugar

Energy drinks

You might feel a buzz of energy every time you gulp down an energy drink; it feels great for the time being but inside it’s secretly putting you in danger. Energy drinks can be very addictive and can give you diabetes because of the amount of sugar in them. Moreover they can cause migraine, addiction and anxiety. If you want to refill you energy levels to be more productive then you should try:

  • The green juices and smoothies
  • Caffeine
  • Tea


White rice

White rice are mostly made up of starch. They are not threatening or extremely dangerous for your health but they can promote excess fat gain in your body. If you are a rice lover and your intake of rice is a lot then you may consider some healthier options and maintain your fitness regime without a hiccup. Some substitutes are:

  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa

By making these small changes in your eating habits you can love longer and healthier to see your loved ones and pets happy.