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15 Better-For-You Substitutions You Didn't Know You Could Make

There are plenty of easy (and delicious!) food substitutions you can feel good about. And by substituting Chobani Meze™ Dip for your regular go-to dip, making small swaps in your diet has never tasted better!

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1. Trade in your sour cream for Greek yogurt on your baked potato.

Greek yogurt is even richer-tasting and creamier than the sour cream you usually dollop on your baked potatoes and tacos. It's lower in fat and sodium than sour cream. And it's packed with protein, too.
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Greek yogurt is even richer-tasting and creamier than the sour cream you usually dollop on your baked potatoes and tacos. It's lower in fat and sodium than sour cream. And it's packed with protein, too.

2. Pass on the pasta and opt for spaghetti squash on your next Italian night.

Spaghetti squash tastes AMAZING with marinara or other pasta sauces, and it will make getting your full serving of daily veggies plus antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein a treat!
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Spaghetti squash tastes AMAZING with marinara or other pasta sauces, and it will make getting your full serving of daily veggies plus antioxidants like vitamin C, beta-carotene, and lutein a treat!

3. Replace mayo with avocado on your lunchtime sandwiches.

Your taste buds will thank you for this yummy, super-creamy, and heart-healthy sandwich switch-up. Avocado is also tasty in tuna and chicken salads and almost anywhere you'd use mayo.
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Your taste buds will thank you for this yummy, super-creamy, and heart-healthy sandwich switch-up. Avocado is also tasty in tuna and chicken salads and almost anywhere you'd use mayo.

4. Swap in applesauce for vegetable oil in your favorite muffins.

Using applesauce will keep your baked goods extra moist and add flavor, all while cutting fat. And because you can swap these two using a 1:1 ratio, it couldn't be simpler!
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Using applesauce will keep your baked goods extra moist and add flavor, all while cutting fat. And because you can swap these two using a 1:1 ratio, it couldn't be simpler!

5. Instead of chips with your dip, try fresh veggies.

You'll get the same crunch you crave, but veggies have so much more flavor. (And you'll get a huge variety of tastes and textures.) Plus, fresh vegetables contain a ton of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
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You'll get the same crunch you crave, but veggies have so much more flavor. (And you'll get a huge variety of tastes and textures.) Plus, fresh vegetables contain a ton of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.

6. For an amazing white rice substitute in sushi and other Asian recipes, try quinoa.

Quinoa's texture makes it a perfect stand-in for overly processed white rice! And it will mix up some boring recipes. Even better? It's chock-full of the fiber and protein white rice lacks.
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Quinoa's texture makes it a perfect stand-in for overly processed white rice! And it will mix up some boring recipes. Even better? It's chock-full of the fiber and protein white rice lacks.

7. Pass on the butter and use coconut oil instead in your stir-fries (and really anything you cook in a pan).

Coconut oil is a great natural, unprocessed alternative to butter. It's great for pan-frying (and especially great in Thai cuisine!).
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Coconut oil is a great natural, unprocessed alternative to butter. It's great for pan-frying (and especially great in Thai cuisine!).

8. Change up the crunch in your fave salad by replacing croutons with pecans.

The pecans will totally modernize your salad, and in general, nuts are packed with healthy fats and totally unprocessed.
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The pecans will totally modernize your salad, and in general, nuts are packed with healthy fats and totally unprocessed.

9. Say "no" to soda and go for water flavored with real fruit for an afternoon pick-me-up.

You don't have to give up the bubbles and taste to hydrate the healthy way. And you won't get bored with all the possible flavor combos, like lemon and cucumber, which aid in digestion and hydration.
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You don't have to give up the bubbles and taste to hydrate the healthy way. And you won't get bored with all the possible flavor combos, like lemon and cucumber, which aid in digestion and hydration.

10. Replace the white flour in your homemade brownies with black beans.

Yes, it sounds weird, but both brownies taste exactly the same. And black beans are a fab source of plant protein. Check if out for yourself with a gluten-free black bean brownie recipe.
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Yes, it sounds weird, but both brownies taste exactly the same. And black beans are a fab source of plant protein. Check if out for yourself with a gluten-free black bean brownie recipe.

11. Ditch ketchup and opt for fresh salsa on burgers.

Fresh salsa will add a gourmet twist to your regular old recipes like burgers, hot dogs, eggs, and potatoes. And ketchup is surprisingly high in sugar anyway.
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Fresh salsa will add a gourmet twist to your regular old recipes like burgers, hot dogs, eggs, and potatoes. And ketchup is surprisingly high in sugar anyway.

12. Say "goodbye" to regular ice cream and try blended, frozen bananas.

It's literally one ingredient! Just slice up a banana, pop it in the freezer for a while, and blend. You can even add some tasty toppings like almonds! And bananas are the perfect workout recovery food.
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It's literally one ingredient! Just slice up a banana, pop it in the freezer for a while, and blend. You can even add some tasty toppings like almonds! And bananas are the perfect workout recovery food.

13. Skip the flour tortilla and use lettuce for your wraps and tacos.

Mix up taco night with lettuce boats. You'll slash carbs and calories, and lettuce is packed with vitamins and protein (really!).
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Mix up taco night with lettuce boats. You'll slash carbs and calories, and lettuce is packed with vitamins and protein (really!).

14. Cut back on refined sugar by substituting dates for refined sugar in your breakfast smoothies.

Dates will sweeten your smoothie while adding a ton of great flavor. And they're packed with antioxidants. Try it for yourself with this date-sweetened banana caramel smoothie recipe.
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Dates will sweeten your smoothie while adding a ton of great flavor. And they're packed with antioxidants. Try it for yourself with this date-sweetened banana caramel smoothie recipe.

15. Leave out the bread crumbs and try using crushed crispy rice cereal for breading chicken.

For extra-crispy breading, try crushed crispy rice cereal. The cereal gives the chicken a fried texture, even if you bake it, saving a ton of calories!
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For extra-crispy breading, try crushed crispy rice cereal. The cereal gives the chicken a fried texture, even if you bake it, saving a ton of calories!

And finally, substitute Chobani's new Meze™ Dips for your favorite hummus.

Chobani Meze™ Dips are a bold new way to snack. They are delicious and nutritious with 80% less fat and 65% fewer calories than the leading hummus. To top it off, they’re made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients, with no artificial flavors or preservatives.

Chobani Meze™ Dips are a bold new way to snack. They are delicious and nutritious with 80% less fat and 65% fewer calories than the leading hummus. To top it off, they’re made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients, with no artificial flavors or preservatives.