WELLNESS
01/15/2015 08:22 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

12 Simple Food Swaps That Make Healthy Eating Easy

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We've said it before and we'll say it again: Reexamining your diet and eating healthier doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods.

Instead of relinquishing your beloved, buttery mashed potatoes, replace the spuds with mashed cauliflower and get the same creamy texture you crave for a lighter, lower-carb side. Eat a tuna fish sandwich for lunch every week? Swap that nutritionally void mayonnaise for avocado. The avocado will add a divine taste and some healthy fats to your diet.

Check out the infographic below for more ingenious hacks that make meals equal parts delicious and nutritionally sound.

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