Perhaps you’re stuck in a food rut and are craving a change — one that won’t derail your efforts but will liven up your meal times. Or maybe you’re not seeing the results you desire, despite making all the “right” food choices. It could even be as simple as not knowing what options are available or what to buy at the grocery store. Whatever your reasoning, the time has come to expand your horizons by exploring a few tried-and-true switcheroos.
“There are many reasons to make meal swaps,” says Jessica Cording, MS, RD, CDN, a registered dietitian in Manhattan. “Whether it’s cutting calories, boosting athletic performance, or adopting a new style of eating (adjusting to an allergy or going gluten-free, vegetarian or Paleo) finding new foods to eat in place of old standbys can boost overall wellness and optimize your fitness efforts.”