Saturday, October 12, 2013

8 Healthy Foods That Can Easily Replace Their Less Healthy Counterparts

By Natasha Longo

You don't have to sacrifice taste when switching to a healthier diet.

There are a number of nutritious foods which can replace your naughtier preferences without forgoing flavor. From ice cream to pasta, there are much healthier alternatives which will please your palate and your waistline.

1. Quinoa instead of Rice or Pasta

White rice and pasta are “bad” or simple carbs--you know, the ones that don’t provide much in the way of nutrition. But quinoa! This amazing ancient grain not only acts as a perfect platform for soaking up sauces, just like pasta and rice, but also it’s a complete protein, which means it delivers all nine of the essential amino acids.