As much as we want to start clean eating, sometimes it feels like being healthy means you need to be wealthy as well. I mean some organic foods are expensive and some healthy meals are priced too much. They make your diet plan impossible to do especially if you’re on a budget.
But thankfully, down below I’ve found some amazing whole-food alternatives that are budget-friendly. These are foods that are all under $10 and will help make clean eating achievable. So check them out and let me know what you think!
White Rice to Cauliflower Rice
Switch out the caloric white rice and go for something low carb, cauliflower rice. It’s rich in fiber, vitamin C, potassium, and the perfect diet-friendly alternatives to traditional rice.
Potatoes to Sweet Potatoes
While both of these starchy foods are nutritious, sweet potatoes are the best option for clean eating. It gives you your daily requirement of vitamin A, potassium, and fiber. It also has vitamin C and helps you to lose weight.
Heavy Cream to Coconut Milk
As part of your clean eating, you need to cut out dairy products in your diet plan. And that includes heavy cream which has the highest amount of milk fat that contributes a lot to weight gain. So instead, get coconut milk which helps to raise your levels of good cholesterol and promotes weight loss.
Cow’s Milk with Almond Milk
Compared to cow’s milk, almond milk is so much better when it comes to calorie cutting. In fact, it has the lowest amount of calories when compared to other milks. It also provides vitamin A and D and is naturally lactose-free.
Sour Cream to Greek Yogurt
Compared to a one cup serving of greek yogurt, sour cream has fewer nutrients and more fat content. So if you want to create something healthier, just use an equal amount of yogurt in place of the sour cream and you’ll lose weight!
Vegetable Oil to Coconut Oil
A versatile and healthy substitute both for baking and cooking, coconut oil has a wonderful taste from the tropics. It contains nutritious antioxidants and lauric acid which can boost your metabolism and reduce body fats.
To substitute coconut oil for vegetable oil in any recipe, use the same amount of coconut oil as the vegetable oil amount you would have used.
Chocolate Chips to Cacao Nibs
Got a sweet tooth? Grab a pack of cacao nibs instead! They have a crunchy yet tender texture that when bitten, give you a chocolatey burst of flavor.
Chips to Popcorn
Forget salty chips and other junk food and try something tasty and healthy. Pop some popcorn in your kitchen and add some salt. It’ll be ready in minutes and is a good source of fiber.
Bottled Salad Dressing to Vinaigrette
Instead of getting those bottled salad dressings at the grocery store, try making your own vinaigrette. Since most stores bought dressings come with super long ingredient lists and use highly refined oils that are stripped of flavor and nutrients, they can help you gain weight. So stick to making your own.
Flavored Juice to Fruit and Water
And lastly, ditch orange or any other juices and go for a low sugar drink. All you need to do is add slices of lemons, oranges, and limes into your water and create a detoxifying drink in no time. It tastes delicious, helps you lose weight, and flushes out toxins from your body.
Now, what’s was your favorite whole-food swap from this list? Comment down below. I love to hear about them!