Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: Simple kitchen swaps

Sponsored: Simple kitchen swaps

Worst feeling ever… you’re in the middle of cooking dinner and realize you’re missing an ingredient or have run out of something.

Here are some ideas for simple swaps that might even save you some money! (Note: anytime you substitute the taste and nutrients may be slightly different.)

What are some of YOUR favorite simple swaps? 

If your recipe calls for this ---> You can substitute or use this instead

Extra Virgin Olive Oil ---> Canola Oil

Sea Salt ---> Kosher salt or iodized salt (keep in mind iodized or table salt may have smaller granules so plan on using less!)

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Balsamic syrup ---> Balsamic vinegar with added honey

Dried cranberries ---> Raisins

Quinoa ---> Brown Rice or Barley (this will take a longer cooking time)

Fresh Corn ---> Frozen Corn or canned corn

Low-sodium beans (black, garbanzo,etc) ---> Thoroughly rinsed and drained beans

No-sugar added fruit ---> Thoroughly rinsed and drained fruit packed in syrup

Sour Cream ---> Plain Greek yogurt (low-fat or full fat)

Plain Plant-based beverages (flax, almond, coconut)  ---> Cow’s milk

Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian



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