Almond butter over Peanut butter WHY? Almond butter boasts 25% more fibre and less saturated fat.
Pure vanilla extract over Sugar WHY? Swap half the sugar in any recipe for a teaspoon of vanilla extract to halve the calorie content. If you're going to use vanilla essence, use one-and-a-half times the amount of vanilla extract.
Rye bread over Multigrain bread WHY? Rye bread is better for your bowl health, has a lower GI and only 50 calories per slice.
Spelt pasta over Wheat pasta WHY? Spelt is great at regulating the body’s metabolism, aiding in the creation of sex hormones, increasing circulation, building strong bones, improving the immune system, boosting digestive function, lowering blood sugar, and reducing cholesterol levels in the body.
Coconut milk over Double cream HOW? Scoop out the thick layer on the top of a can of coconut milk, whip it up and you'll have a double-cream alternative that's rich in lauric acid - which helps to protect you from infections.
Cacao nibs over Chocolate chips WHY? Cacao is basically raw, unprocessed chocolate. It delivers a great dose of antioxidants and magnesium whithout the added sugar. I like to add it to my muesli.
Greek yoghurt over Mayonnaise HOW? Add some fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice to greek yoghurt for a mayonnaise substitute - you'll hardly notice the difference. This will save you more than 85 calories per tablespoon.
Prune puree over Butter in cakes HOW? Next time you're making a chocolate cake try replacing half the oil or butter with prune puree which will save you 500 calories per 100g. Put 100g pitted prunes in a blender and whizz them up with 300ml water.
Choc shot over hot chocolate powder WHY? Choc shot by Sweet Freedom is a great product that's Dairy free, low GI, and has 25% fewer calories than regular hot chocolate - a 5g tsp contains only 13.7 calories. Stir into hot milk for a great hot chocolate alternative.