Clean Eating Food Swaps to Make Your Life Easier

The clean eating diet is more of a lifestyle than a diet, as it is something you can stick
with for the rest of your life. There are many ways to eat cleanly, from skipping dairy to
going vegetarian or even vegan. To simplify the process in the beginning, it helps to
know what foods you eat now that you are replacing with cleaner versions. Here are
some simple clean eating food swaps to keep in mind.

Fruit Instead of Juice

If you love to have your fruit juice, it is time to switch it up and have just regular fresh
fruit instead. You get to go right to the source of your favorite juice, whether it is oranges
or apples, having all that yummy and nutritious fruit “juice” without the added sugars and
preservatives. You can also juice yourself with various fruits and vegetables for a much
cleaner option.

Hummus Instead of Mayo

When you are making a sandwich and are used to mayonnaise, switch to hummus
instead. Hummus will still provide that mayo-like element, whether you need the veggies
to stick to the bread or you simply want another flavor component inside your pita
bread. Mayonnaise is filed with fat and calories and has barely any nutrients, while
hummus is made from chickpeas and other natural ingredients. As always, check the
label before choosing what hummus is the cleanest option, or make your own.

Greek Yogurt Instead of Flavored

While fruit-flavored yogurt is delicious, it isn’t clean when you consider all those
ingredients and additives used. You don’t want anything with artificial colors or flavors,
which most flavored yogurt contains. Instead, get a tub of plain Greek yogurt and add in
your own fruit, granola, honey, and other natural flavors that make it delicious.

Cauliflower Instead of Rice or Potatoes

If you have been enjoying white rice or white potatoes, you will need a good alternative
while eating clean. While rice and potatoes in general are not bad for you, they do tend
to be starchy or processed (like the white rice), so are not the cleanest option.
Cauliflower can replace both, whether you create mashed potatoes or use cauliflower to
make rice. It is lower in carbs and a clean option.

Vinaigrette Instead of Dressing

Finally, if you like your salads with bottled dressing, you will notice a lot of ingredients
on the back of those bottles that are not clean. Instead, make your own vinaigrette with
oil, vinegar, and any seasonings you enjoy.