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5 Simple Swaps for Healthier Eating

You don’t need to overhaul your diet to achieve healthy eating habits. Small, practical changes to meals you already eat can add up to big wins over time. Here’s how you can make a few tweaks throughout the day to decrease your sugar, saturated fat and sodium intake.

Drinks
Cut down on saturated fat in your coffee order. Skip the whipped cream and ask for skim milk instead of whole. 

Breakfast
Scale back on saturated fat by skipping the bakery section. Choose nutrient-dense options like whole grains and fruit.

Lunch
Reduce saturated fat by using a vinaigrette on salads instead of creamy dressings.

Snacks
Choose dips and toppings made from vegetables, rather than cheese or butter to cut down on saturated fat and sodium. Vegetables also are a good source of fiber and will help you stay full until your next meal.

Dinner
Cut down on saturated fat by looking for menu items that are baked, broiled or steamed, rather than fried or cooked in butter.


Published on: December 12, 2017
Source: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/make-small-changes