Eating healthy is all about swapping not so healthy ingredients for something better. You don’t need a pantry over haul or to throw out everything and start again.

Start small and grow step by step. 

Small steps make big leaps. 

I’ve compiled this list from my old habits.

Things I thought were doing me good but turns out were not.

Have a read and see what you can swap out for something better. 

  1. Margarine – instead buy BUTTER

  2. White flour – instead buy WHOLEMEAL FLOUR

  3. Milk chocolate – instead buy DARK CHOCOLATE

  4. Dark chocolate – instead buy CACAO

  5. Peanuts – instead buy ALMONDS

  6. Pastuerised Milk – instead buy UNPASTUERISED MILK

  7. Cooking oil – instead buy COCONUT OIL

  8. Bottled juice – instead buy/make FRESHLY SQUEEZED

  9. Fried eggs – instead buy/cook POACHED OR BOILED

  10. Packet muesli – instead buy OATS or make HOMEMADE BIRCHER MUESLI

  11. Flavoured yoghurt – instead buy NATURAL or GREEK YOGHURT

  12. Soft drink – instead buy COCONUT WATER or WATER

  13. Coffee – instead buy or make your own HERBAL TEA

  14. Microwave popcorn – instead buy POPCORN KERNELS


Hey I'm Lou

Hey, I’m Lou

Lover of crispy bacon, homemade popcorn and Mama to BJ.  I’m here to empower you to cook delicious and doable meals for the modern day – even when you’re busy.

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