With the right ingredient swapping, you can indulge in most of your favorite foods without suffering the consequences. Below, click on one of dLife's Healthy Swaps for user-friendly tips and tricks to transform high-carb indulgences into healthy dishes that won't send your sugar soaring. Sometimes you can switch out an ingredient and not even notice the difference. Other times, simply adding an extra healthy food to your dish is a great way to increase the nutrition quotient without giving up all that is yummy. Are you a Healthy Swapping expert? Post your ideas in the Food Talk forum, and we will select the best ones to include in these pages.
Root Beer Float
Chocolate Coated Confections
Cauliflower Mac & Cheese
Real Woman Eat Frittatas
Easy Split Pea Soup
No Sufferin' Succotash
Eat It Whole
A Glass Of Tea
Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 3/08
Fruit Kabobs Chicken Mushroom Casserole Horseradish Dip Root Beer Float Fruit Nuggets with Honey Orange and Raisin Cookies Charred Honey Mustard Glazed Potatoes Pina Colada Granita Low-Carb Knaidlach (Matzoh Balls) Grilled Pork, Spinach, and Potato Salad
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