Superfood Substitutes

July 1, 2014

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.