If only you could have a nutritionist there with you in your kitchen, showing you which foods in your fridge and pantry need to go NOW.
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Today you can! Imagine me there with you in your kitchen.
I'm sharing with you my top 5 foods you need to ditch from your kitchen ASAP. But as always, I got your back - I'm giving you healthy substitutions.
1. Refined sugar.
Replace with: natural sweeteners such as raw honey, 100% pure maple syrup, coconut sugar, dates, stevia or brown rice syrup. Refined sugars are bad news - they are immune suppressing & inflammatory.
Replace with: organic butter, ghee (clarified butter which is dairy free but not considered vegan) or coconut oil. Margarine is all kinds of processed, laden with GMO's and must undergo hydrogenation - avoid!
Replace with: organic salsa is a much better alternative. Ketchup is merely refined sugar. Or make your own like I prefer to do!
1 cup fresh tomato, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Optional: use mango in place of tomato!
4. Energy/Sport Drinks
Replace with: Coconut water! Energy drinks are a bad combination of sugar and caffeine - very depleting! Stimulate your body instead with super hydrating coconut water. It has far more electrolytes than commercial sports drinks and so much better for you. I'm not always a fan of coconut water (tastes like sweat to me) so I like to infuse mine in the fridge for 15-30 minutes with frozen berries, mango or peaches and fresh herbs like basil or mint.
5. Frozen Pizzas
Replace with: Gluten-free brown rice wraps! Top with:
- tomato or pesto sauce
- favourite veggie combo (I love zucchini, red pepper, red onion, mushrooms, sweet potato & kale ribbons)
- add some freshness with parsley, cilantro or basil
- if you're still enjoying dairy sprinkle on some organic goat/feta cheese or your fave organic mozza.
- bake in the oven until wrap is crispy and your toppings are tender.
Cleaning out your kitchen is necessary! You can't eat what's not readily available to you. So make some space for healthier eating and therefore healthier living!