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Make Smart Substitutions

Trade Up Without the Big Tradeoff

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5/8/2013 7:43:21 AM

NEWMRS1's SparkPage
Hi all,

Im am just starting to us the sparks diet and I am finding it really good.

I have just start the finding time slot in fast break, which inc. substitues and at first I am finding things hard to comprimise but I am getting there. will be up to scratch in a week:)
3/29/2013 1:48:48 PM

RENATA144's SparkPage
I use most of these wonderful solutions. I will use more. Thank you.
CHILLIE615
8/11/2012 8:05:24 AM

im so glad that i decided to join sparkpeople.com..so many helpful suggestions in choices of food, exercises, and health issues..im a newbie and going to start my program on sunday (tommorrow)...thank you
6/24/2012 5:46:25 PM

SPRICE347's SparkPage
Very helpful with the information provided thanks. Although alot of these recommendations I do I will try some of these as new ad-ons with my lifestyle change.
5/21/2012 10:06:36 PM

JXOCASIO's SparkPage
Kale chips are pretty good; greek yogurt with blueberries and a teaspoon of slivered almonds is a nice treat.
ESCHO81
5/1/2012 7:42:18 AM

a helpful substitute for mayonnaise is greek yogurt :)
2/22/2012 11:01:40 AM

AURORAWANDERER's SparkPage
Most of these suggestions are helpful, but I was turned off at the start of the article. If you want something creamy, mustard is NOT a helpful substitute for mayonnaise and tomato sauce is NOT a helpful substitute for alfredo. I agree that these are better choices in general but they are not going to satisfy the same craving.
2/7/2012 9:43:29 AM

EARTH420's SparkPage
I always add EXTRA in-season veggies I have on hand or check the freezer for opened bags of frozen veggies that need finishing. I also use ONLY olive oil for any kind of frying or browning. Seasalt and garlic are my MAIN spices but I also use italian herbs (basil, oregano, rosemary etc) for flavor
6/19/2011 12:01:22 AM

WHEREIS170's SparkPage
I really appreciate all the work spark people do to help others make informed choices. Thanks for the great info!
3/4/2011 10:53:56 AM

EVERLEARNING's SparkPage
It's great to make small, smart changes.
In the article, the pasta example could confuse someone who needs this info. The caloric difference is NOT in the choice between fettuccine and spaghetti, the difference between tomato sauce and Alfredo sauce is where the huge difference in fat and calories lies.
1/26/2011 12:10:07 PM

SUGARSMOM2's SparkPage
small way to do it . great .
10/30/2010 8:46:53 PM

LMMIMI's SparkPage
Great but simply ideas. Thanks!
10/19/2010 9:44:12 AM

2009GETINLINE's SparkPage
This article hit the nail on the head.

Cabbage isalso filling. Since I can't have vegetables/fruit that contains seeds or produce seeds. I find so many ways to cook cabbage. I even cook them in eggs.
I've heard beans used in place of fat.
5/7/2010 7:09:16 PM

DANCEYPANTZ's SparkPage
What a helpful article! I'll be incorporating a few of theses ideas pronto!
TABRAHAM2009
3/20/2010 7:43:18 AM

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