Nutritious Life

Brining Nutrition to Daily Life

Try this instead of that…. January 1, 2009

Bringing in the New Year many of us try and make a conscience effort to eat better. Below I created a chart to jump start your New Year with some healthy options. Enjoy and Happy New Year!

Instead of:

Try this:

Even better:

french Fries

baked potato

baked sweet potato

canned vegetables

frozen vegetables

fresh vegetables


100% fruit juice

water with lemon

milk chocolate

70% or more dark chocolate

grain sweetened chocolate

cows milk

vanilla silk soy milk

unsweetened silk soy milk

white pasta

whole wheat pasta

spelt pasta

potato chips

100% stone ground chips


canned fruit

dried fruit

fresh fruit

ice berg lettuce

romaine lettuce


Raisin Bran

Puffins (Barbara’s Bakery)


Nature  Valley granola bars

Barbara’s Bakery granola bars

lara bars or bora bora bars




5 Responses to “Try this instead of that….”

  1. Peter Says:

    I like this post!

    Here’s another one:

    Instead of: Ice Cream with whipped cream and chocolate chips

    Try: Frozen Yogurt with walnuts

    Even Better: Frozen Yogurt from Red Mango with straberries and blueberries

  2. nutritiouslife12 Says:

    That is a great one!! Red Mango is so awesome!! YUM!!

  3. Me Says:

    Who eats canned veggies? Yuck!

  4. nutritiouslife12 Says:

    You’d be surprised. Some people do.

  5. bandnerd1290 Says:

    i make my own french fries instead of baked potato i have a recipe on my blog if u would like to check it out becuse its different then most other recipies. but i love this to!

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