If you’re looking for simple shortcuts to make your daily food intake a little healthier, check out these food substitutions. They may be a little different in terms of texture, but the taste isn’t far off! Swap out some of these foods to make your tummy just a little bit flatter this summer.

Mashed avocado instead of mayonnaise

A quarter of an avocado contains 68 calories, while one tablespoon of mayonnaise is 108 calories.

Butternut squash wedges instead of potato wedges

Butternut squash wedges contain 49 calories per serving. Potato wedges are 173 calories per serving.  

Zucchini spirals instead of spaghetti

Zucchini spirals are 38 calories per serving. Spaghetti is 239 calories per serving.

Mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes

A serving of mashed cauliflower is 27 calories, while a serving of mashed potatoes is 116 calories.

Quinoa salad instead of couscous

Quinoa salad contains 163 calories. A serving of couscous is 268 calories.

Feta cheese instead of cheddar cheese

A serving of feta cheese is 75 calories. A serving of cheddar cheese is 125 calories.

A spiced pineapple mule instead of a piña colada

A spiced pineapple mule is made with Captain Morgan’s spiced rum, pineapple juice, diet ginger beer, and two dashes of angostura bitters. It has 143 calories. A piña colada is 245 calories.

Cauliflower rice instead of white long grain rice

A serving of cauliflower rice has 51 calories. A serving of white long grain rice has 215 calories.

Strawberries dipped in chocolate instead of a slice of chocolate cheesecake

Strawberries (100g) and four squares of chocolate contain 170 calories. A slice of chocolate cheesecake is 362 calories per serving.

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