You just cannot beat gooey, melted cheese! Cheese can be a great topping on pizza, in a sandwich or as a snack. The selection of cheese available today are endless with so many unique flavours! You may not think too much about buying cheese but if you are trying to make healthy changes in your diet, cheese may be a good place to start. This post of “Simple Swaps” will talk about how you can find a cheese that tastes great but is also healthy.
Nutritional Benefits of Cheese
Cheese can be easily incorporated into a healthy diet because it contains so many great nutrients.
Cheese is a great source of:
Vitamins A and B12
There are so many varieties of cheese available at the grocery store that it can be confusing to know what type of cheese to purchase. The most important tip is to ensure you are actually buying REAL CHEESE. Products such as "slices" or "spreads" are processed cheese products and have added calories, salt, and other...
When you think of healthy foods, yogurt is bound to make it on your list of top 10 must haves. Although this may be the case, there are so many options of yogurt available, it becomes very easy to select a yogurt that is far from being healthy. There is just so much confusion when it comes to yogurt, which is why in today's edition of "Simple Swaps", I will be going over how to swap your sugar-filled yogurt with a yogurt that is actually good for you.
One of my favourite things about yogurt is its versatility. You can use yogurt as a marinade, dip, dressing, or (my favourite) as a snack.
The nutritional benefits of yogurt are:
High in calcium
Source of Vitamin D
Source of probiotics (healthy bacteria for your gut)
Packed with protein (Greek style varieties have more protein)
Next time you are at the grocery store and are looking for a healthy snack and pick up a low fat fruit yogurt, think again. Unfortunately, your fruit yogurt is far from just fruit and yogurt. The...
I will be starting a new series called "Simple Swaps". This blogging series will take a look at everyday products you may have in your kitchen and how you can make a "simple swap" to a healthier alternative. Making healthy changes doesn't have to be dramatic and overwhelming. By making ONE change in your kitchen at a time, you are:
more likely to make the change into a healthy habit (for life!)
more likely to feel in control of your change rather than feel like the changes you are making are controlling your life
more likely to feel motivated to make more healthy changes after you have successfully made one change
Most of the food products I will be featuring in "Simple Swaps" are items often disguised as healthy or a common staple in your pantry.
Today's item is the beloved: peanut butter.
We all love it. Whether it's smeared on a piece of toast paired with your favourite jelly or by the spoonful, peanut butter is an essential item...