12 Healthy Substitutions for Common Recipe Ingredients

One of the easiest ways to lose weight is changing your diet. My older brother is the perfect example of this: When he was in his early 30s, he completely altered the way he ate. He stopped eating at fast food and casual chain restaurants, and he started consuming a plant-based diet. He lost a significant amount of weight, and nothing about his workout routine was different. If one of your goals for 2016 is to shed some pounds, why not make it a point to improve your diet? Start by making some simple changes. I’m not saying that you have to cut flavor, but do cut fat and sugar. A few healthy ingredient substitutions can go along way. Here are 12 swaps you should make today.

When cooking, what healthy ingredient substitutions do you make?