Substituting Brown and White Rice: Cooking and Adjustments

Substituting Brown and White Rice: Cooking and Adjustments

As a Certified Health Coach I spend much time informing people about substituting healthy foods like rice. Many people wonder if it’s okay to substitute brown rice and white rice. White rice and brown rice can substitute for each other in recipes, side dishes or salads. Although expect a change in taste and texture due…

17 Best Gatorade Substitutes

17 Best Gatorade Substitutes

A big part of my job as a nutrition coach is to help athletes develop a proper hydration strategy, and this always turns into a conversation about Gatorade. It’s a fine product, but there are many alternatives available that are better in different situations. So, what are the best Gatorade substitutes? The best Gatorade substitutes…

Potato Flakes Substitutes: The 17 Best Alternatives

Potato Flakes Substitutes: The 17 Best Alternatives

Potato flakes are useful in many different cooking methods. Some of my health coaching clients have used them and ask me about a healthier alternative for various reasons. Therefore, let’s take a look at the best potato flakes substitutes. The following is potato flakes substitutes: Potato starch Potatoes Potato flour Sweet potato flakes Arrowroot flour…

Yukon Gold Potatoes Substitute: The 13 Best Substitutes

Yukon Gold Potatoes Substitute: The 13 Best Substitutes

Yukon Gold potatoes are one of the most popular white potatoes. During my health coach sessions some clients have asked me about alternatives to them for various reasons. Let’s take a look at the best substitutes for Yukon Gold potatoes. The following is Yukon Gold potato substitutes: Russet potatoes Huckleberry Gold potatoes Red Bliss potatoes…

Russet Potatoes Substitute: 13 Healthy Potato Alternatives

Russet Potatoes Substitute: 13 Healthy Potato Alternatives

Russet potatoes are one of the most popular varieties. During my health coaching sessions some clients have asked me about alternatives to them for various different reasons. Let’s take a look at substitutes which can be used in place of russet potatoes. The following is russet potato substitutes: Yukon Gold potatoes Idaho potato Red potatoes…

Keto Substitute for Sweet Potatoes: 8 Low Carb Substitutes

Keto Substitute for Sweet Potatoes: 8 Low Carb Substitutes

Sweet potatoes are a healthy choice but if you’re thinking about a Ketogenic diet, they are carbohydrate heavy. For this reason many of my health coaching clients will ask me, what can I substitute for sweet potatoes in the Keto diet? Here are Keto low-carb substitutes for sweet potatoes: Pumpkin Butternut squash Acorn squash Kabocha…

Low Carb Potato Substitutes: 13 Keto Potato Alternatives

Low Carb Potato Substitutes: 13 Keto Potato Alternatives

Potatoes are carbohydrate heavy which is why some people may want to use an alternative. During my health coaching sessions some clients have asked me about alternatives to them for various different reasons. Therefore, let’s find out the best low carb potato substitutes. The following are the best low carb potato substitutes: Cauliflower Turnips Rutabaga Daikon…

Mashed Potato Substitutes: 15 Healthy Alternatives

Mashed Potato Substitutes: 15 Healthy Alternatives

Traditional mashed potatoes may be the most popular potato variety. They’re versatile but during my health coaching sessions some clients have asked me about alternatives to them for various different reasons. Therefore, what are mashed potato substitutes? The following are mashed potato substitutes: Mashed sweet potatoes Mashed cauliflower Mashed broccoli Mashed carrots Mashed butternut squash…

Ground Beef Alternatives: 12 Healthy Substitutes

Ground Beef Alternatives: 12 Healthy Substitutes

Ground beef is one of the most versatile ingredients for cooking. However, too much isn’t the healthiest. For this reason many of my health coaching clients will ask about substitutes during our sessions. Therefore, what are ground beef alternatives? The following are ground beef alternatives: Ground turkey Ground chicken Tofu Portabella mushrooms Tempeh Textured vegetable…

Sea Bass Substitutes: 11 Healthy Alternatives

Sea Bass Substitutes: 11 Healthy Alternatives

During my health coaching sessions many of my clients often ask about alternatives for different types of fish, including sea bass. It may be availability, price or just wanting to try something different. Therefore, what are sea bass substitutes? The following are the best substitutes for sea bass: Haddock Lingcod Monkfish Wahoo Mahi mahi Grouper Striped…

Trout Replacements: The 12 Best Substitutes

Trout Replacements: The 12 Best Substitutes

Trout is a popular fish but there may be reasons someone would want to find a replacement. During my health coaching sessions many of my clients ask about alternatives for fish like trout. Therefore, what is a good substitute for trout? The following are the best replacements for trout: Rainbow trout White Sea bass Chilean…

Cod Alternatives: The 12 Best Substitutes

Cod Alternatives: The 12 Best Substitutes

As a Certified Health Coach specializing in nutrition, many of my clients ask about types of fish and their alternatives. Even though cod is healthy, there is a few reasons why someone would want to find alternatives. Therefore, what fish are similar to cod? The following are the best cod alternatives: Black cod Pollock Haddock…

Quinoa Replacements: 13 Healthy Quinoa Substitutes

Quinoa Replacements: 13 Healthy Quinoa Substitutes

There are many reasons someone would want to replace quinoa with another food. Many of my health coaching clients ask me about food alternatives including quinoa. Therefore, let’s find out, what are good replacements for quinoa? The following are quinoa substitutes: Brown rice White rice Lentils Chickpeas Cauliflower Couscous Millet Barley Bulgur Amaranth Buckwheat Beans…

Is It Okay To Substitute Fruit For Vegetables?

Is It Okay To Substitute Fruit For Vegetables?

Despite their nutritional similarities, fruits and vegetables are not nutritionally equal. Both have significant differences, and they’re used for different purposes. But is it okay to substitute fruit for vegetables? It’s not permissible to substitute fruit for vegetables entirely. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend consuming 2 1/2 cups of vegetables and 2 cups of…

Mahi Mahi Substitute: 7 Healthy Alternatives

Mahi Mahi Substitute: 7 Healthy Alternatives

Mahi mahi isn’t constantly available all year. Other times, it may be challenging to find in the local store. If your recipe calls for mahi mahi, you may need to use another fish. Therefore, let’s find out, what are mahi mahi substitutes? The following are mahi mahi substitutes: Salmon Cod Halibut Fresh Tuna Striped Bass…

8 Healthy Sweet Potato Flour Substitutes

8 Healthy Sweet Potato Flour Substitutes

There are times when you may need sweet potato flour for your next dish. For whatever reason, it may be unavailable, or you may want to use another flour instead. Wondering what healthy alternative can be used, you may ask, what can I use instead of sweet potato flour? The following are sweet potato flour…

Alternatives To Sweet Potatoes: 16 Unbeatable Substitutes

Alternatives To Sweet Potatoes: 16 Unbeatable Substitutes

A few weeks ago I wanted to cook a sweet potato with my meal. There was one left and when I cut it open it was turning bad. If this has happened to you or you didn’t have any to cook, you’ll want a substitute. Therefore, what are alternatives to sweet potatoes? The following are…

Should Salad Be Served in a Bowl or a Plate?

Should Salad Be Served in a Bowl or a Plate?

Americans and Europeans usually fight over the ideal salad timing: before vs. after the main meal. But as it turns out, there’s an even more controversial debate about salads. Should salad be served in a bowl or a plate?  Salad should be served in a bowl if you’re eating a large serving. The bowl’s high…

These Are The Best Mango Types For Pickling And More

These Are The Best Mango Types For Pickling And More

Many people don’t know there are several different varieties of mango fruit. Each one has its own characteristics, making them well suited for certain recipes and other food applications like pickling. With over 500 different types of mangoes, which mango is best for pickling?  The best mangoes for pickling are sour, firm and fleshy. In…

The Best Balsamic Vinegar Substitute

The Best Balsamic Vinegar Substitute

Balsamic vinegar has become a staple for dressing and adding flavor to salads. Many recipes require balsamic vinegar, so what happens when you run out? This may lead you to ask, what is the best balsamic vinegar substitute? The best balsamic vinegar substitute is black fig vinegar. It’s the closest type of vinegar to balsamic…

5 Best Alternatives for Spinach When Cooking

5 Best Alternatives for Spinach When Cooking

Sometimes, people are forced to choose alternatives for spinach when cooking. As a Certified Health Coach, I’ve identified five of the best. The best alternatives for spinach when cooking include kale, swiss chard, arugula, romaine lettuce, and escarole. These alternatives have similar nutrients to spinach like vitamin A, K, iron, and calcium. Many vegetables can…

5 Best Alternatives for Pomegranate in Salad

5 Best Alternatives for Pomegranate in Salad

As a Certified Health Coach I’ve learned some people can’t eat pomegranate due to various reasons. The only solution is to get an alternative source of nutrients and flavor.  The best alternatives for pomegranate in salad include lemon, raspberries, cranberries, blackberries and dried barberries. Like pomegranate, these alternatives are tasty, have as much nutritional value as…

10 Best Alternatives for Avocado in Sushi

10 Best Alternatives for Avocado in Sushi

During my health coaching sessions many people ask me about substituting certain foods like avocado. Fortunately, there are some avocado alternatives in sushi. The best alternatives for avocado in sushi include cucumber, hummus, garlic paste, cashew butter, salmon, edamame, eggs and pesto. More unique potential substitutes to consider include broccoli and chia seeds.  This article…