I was inspired to write this post after reading an article on the Food Network featuring my friend and fellow blogger, Anjali Shah from the Picky Eater blog. One of the questions posed to her was: What is your favorite way to “healthify” a meal? I think it’s a great question and given that healthifying meals is all about creativity, I thought I’d share my answer to that question as well. Being vegetarian, it’s absolutely essential to get enough protein, fibers, and nutrition in your diet. Below I’ve shared a few of my favorite “swaps”, as Anjali calls them, and secrets.
Swap out white bread for whole wheat bread.
Swap out flour tortillas for brown rice tortillas.
Swap out white rice for brown rice.
Swap out pinto or refried beans for black beans.
Swap out pasta for cous cous (I love the Trader Joe’s harvest grains blend).
Swap out coffee for tea.
Secret: add mashed tofu whenever you can. In its mashed form, you can’t even taste the tofu but you still increase your protein intake.
What are your favorite swaps and secrets? Share by commenting below!