Want to cut calories without compromising flavor? Try these six easy swaps!
Cutting just 100 calories a day can help you lose up to 10 pounds a year! The easiest way to reduce your caloric intake is to find food swaps that are “one for one” – meaning you exchange breads for lower-calorie breads, or chips for lower-calorie chips. Here are some of our favorite substitutions that will still satisfy your appetite. (Please note that calorie counts are approximate.)
Swap for: Spaghetti squash
Spaghetti squash is low-calorie (31 calories per cup) and a great alternative to real pasta (221 calories per cup). Once it's baked, the inside of the squash easily shreds into spaghetti-like strands. Toss it with your favorite pasta sauce and you can enjoy noodles while saving almost 200 calories!