It’s winter, which means it’s easy to chuck on a pair of trackies, crawl under the blanket & hibernate. Last thing you think of healthy foods! Shaving your legs is a burden, the kids are sick with the flu and eating healthy seems like TOO MUCH EFFORT. Don’t worry, we feel you. But don’t despair; we’ve got you covered! Here are some food switches that will warm you up!

SWITCH ONE: Potato for Sweet potato  

Not only is sweet potato higher in fibre & vitamins A & C but they also contain fewer calories than the spud. Making them a healthy option for hot chips, potato bake or baked potato.

Food swap Sweet Potato Chips

SWITCH TWO: Ditch the chips & snack on popcorn

Wintertime is perfect for activities like Netflix and chill, which calls for snacks. You can eat 6 cups of plain, air-popped popcorn for around the same number of calories as 1 cup of chips!

SWITCH THREE: Toss the tacos & Lay on the lettuce

If you’re like me, Mexican is a big winner in your household. Taco shells have around 150 calories per taco, so why not try swapping it out for a lettuce cup? Buy some Iceberg lettuce and put all taco contents into the lettuce. Don’t knock it til’ you try it!

Food swap Lettuce instead of tacos

SWITCH FOUR: Pass over the pasta for Zucchini pasta 

Pasta is the best comfort food, especially on a chilly winter night. But you can save yourself the calories and the guilt by swapping to Zucchini! You can even buy it ready to steam from Woolies, for around $3!

SWITCH FIVE: Put down the hot chocolate and pick up the peppermint tea

Herbal drinks are far friendlier on the waistline and better for general gut health. As delicious as that hot chocolate with marshmallows might sound, you will thank us for this swap out.

What are you waiting for? Get healthy and make the switch today!