Superfood Substitutes

posted by Madeline Schrock on Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014
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Happy (almost) Fourth of July weekend! Whether you're taking a dish to a BBQ or prepping your own spread for friends, try using these superfood substitutes for a fresh take on traditional summer fare.

 

  • If you're grilling, opt for turkey burgers. They're leaner than beef burgers and have lots of protein. If you're set on beef, use meat that's at least 90 percent lean.
 
  • If you're serving chicken salad, swap in mashed avocado for mayonnaise. Avocados are packed with vitamins and minerals, plus omega-6 fatty acids, heart-healthy fats that fight inflammation.

  • When it comes to sides, try making your potato salad with plain Greek yogurt and a bit of Dijon mustard. It'll still taste creamy, and the yogurt will give you an extra boost of calcium and protein.