5 Healthy Swaps that Will Transform Your Eating {Video}

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5 Healthy Swaps that Will Transform Your Eating {Video}

These 5 healthy swaps will transform your kitchen and the way you eat!

5 Healthy Swaps for clean eating/ Running in a Skirt

Hi guys!

I made it back from DC yesterday and am settling back into life at home.  I’ll have some photos to share from the trip tomorrow.

In the meantime, let’s talk about healthy swaps in the kitchen. I feel a lot of very well set New Year’s Resolutions, intentions or even words start to get lost by mid-February.  It’s so easy to start to fall back into old habits with the glimmer of the New Year starting to fade away.

Anyone else struggling with that?

So today I thought I’d give you a little inspiration to make some healthier choices in the kitchen!  With a snazzy, shiny new video… of course!  The goal is to help you get back on track to your healthy living goals.  I’m sharing 5 healthy swaps that I make in my kitchen that help me eat clean most of the time.

5 Healthy Swaps for clean eating/ Running in a Skirt

So here are my 5 Healthy Swaps in video form!!!! In all honesty these videos feel very challenging for me to make and I put a lot of time into them, so I’m excited to share it with you.

Transform your eating habits with these five simple healthy swaps! #healthyliving Click To Tweet

5 Healthy Swaps & Recipes to Use Them

Plain Greek Yogurt

Plain Greek Yogurt is a great healthy swap for anything with cream or sour cream!  You will be surprised at how much they taste the same.  I even use it to dunk my quesadillas in.  It’s lower in fat and full of protein.

5 Healthy Swaps for clean eating/ Running in a Skirt

Dark Leafy Greens

Sub iceberg lettuce for any dark leafy green and you’ll always come out ahead!  The more color the healthier it is.  I’m a big fan of curly kale but spinach, arugula or spring mix are also wonderful choices.

5 Healthy Swaps for clean eating/ Running in a Skirt

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  1. Miz Helen February 28, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    What a great video and food swaps! We always love your recipes at Full Plate Thursday, thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    Miz Helen
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  2. Sarah February 27, 2017 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Great swaps! I’ve been trying to get my parents on the plain Greek yogurt for over 5 years and my dad will but not my mom she wants to eat lots of sour cream. :/
    Thank you for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

  3. kimmythevegan February 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Kale-aholic haha you are so cute! I am too 😉
    I’m trying to fall back into some healthier eating patterns. Stress eating is my biggest enemy. I do most of these already, but this is a fab reminder!
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  5. Kristy from Southern In Law February 23, 2017 at 2:07 am - Reply

    These are all such great swaps – and I loveeee your video! (and your kitchen!)
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  6. Kimberly G February 22, 2017 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I use lemon on almost everything lol. It’s so refreshing and adds so much flavor!
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  7. Annmarie February 22, 2017 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Absolutely love that video- you can tell you’re a natural behind the camera 😉 Love the swaps too- great ideas!

  8. Jen February 22, 2017 at 11:31 am - Reply

    I love yogurt as a healthy sub. And zucchini as noodles – one of my favorites! I’m at work now, but i can’t wait to check out that video when I get home!

  9. Edye February 22, 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Greek yogurt is amazing! MY mom and I both love the Chobani dips that have recently come out. They’re much healthier and just as yummy 🙂
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      I haven’t tried those yet! Thanks for the suggestion.

  10. Jen @ pretty little grub February 22, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I don’t like the term clean eating but I do agree that these are some great suggestions for eating more nutritionally dense foods.
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  11. Daniel February 22, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Great tips, Julie!

    I add a lot of these things to my smoothies, especially Greek yogurt and a touch of lemon to add some different flavor. I’ve also swapped regular milk for nut milk lately too. So nutritious and healthy!
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  12. Mary Beth Jackson February 22, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Great job on the video! You are a real professional! My favorite swap is applesauce when baking. I have made noodles a couple of times and they are great!
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

      Lot’s of experience! lol! Now if only I was really good at the actual producing of them!

  13. Andrea on Vacation February 21, 2017 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I use plain greek yogurt for everything needing mayo or sour cream. I always have it, it tastes good, and isn’t full of artificial ingredients.
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  14. GiGi Eats February 21, 2017 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Squash is my life line. It is so insanely versatile – I love it more than…. Er, Um. I shouldn’t say it! hahaahahahhaha!

  15. Emily February 21, 2017 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Can’t wait to watch your video, and I agree with Susie. Your kitchen is so pretty and so homey. I also LOVE using Greek Yogurt; it’s so thick and it works perfectly for sour cream.
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  16. Dan Steadman February 21, 2017 at 8:57 am - Reply

    started a couple of years ago using Almond or Cashew milk instead of regular milk…big difference in all things, especially gut wise

  17. [email protected] the Long Way Home February 21, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I enjoyed hearing your voice! As you know I’m working on this in a big way! My morning smoothies have ingredients that a few months ago would never have touched my lips. I’m enjoying this journey!
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Yay! I’m sorry you got such a terrible diagnosis but I’m glad it has you trying new foods!

  18. becky February 21, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Enjoyed your video! Our neighbor has a huge garden overflowing with kale…love it…make a quick dressing of olive oil, raspberry balsamic vinegar, country style mustard, toss with Parmesan or Ricotta Insalta (grated), freshly ground pepper and chopped kale.Thank you for encouraging your readers to eat healthy!
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:06 am - Reply

      YUM!! I need to grow kale this year as much as I love it.

  19. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition February 21, 2017 at 8:17 am - Reply

    Great idea Julie! My favorite is the lemon. So much flavor in those little guys and you don’t have to add much else. 🙂
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  20. Love the video you are so comfortable speaking on tape ? Greek Yogurt is a great swap and I have been trying to hide spinach in my kids Foods. Baby’s steps!
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  21. Beth Ann Chiles February 21, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Great video! It is so much harder to do videos than people might think, right? But you did a great job. I do most of what you recommend but have to try the lemon trick —sounds like a great idea and an easy way to add flavor.
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    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

      Oh I know! I find them daunting… but I’m hoping if I make myself to keep doing them they will get easier. I used to think food photographer was SOOOO hard but I just kept doing it and now it’s just something I do.

  22. Susie @ Suzlyfe February 21, 2017 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Yay for video! I love your kitchen, btw. And you are just the cutest. The plain greek yogurt swap was huge for me. I ate so much yogurt, and that is just such a better option Also, spinach in place of romaine (though I will add romaine back in now, it is the exception rather than the rule!). I’m still trying to really break my diet soda taste buds. But luckily, that is waaaaaaaay down from where it used to be.
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