Instead of Oatmeal, which is a grain with a very high glycemic index (meaning your body reacts to it a lot like it would towards sugar), eat quinoa for breakfast–it’s simple to treat it just like oatmeal. Oatmeal lacks the protein, fiber, and blood-sugar-balancing qualities that quinoa has plenty of.
Switch your iceberg lettuce for kale. Iceberg has almost no nutrients and is an almost pointless food. Kale, on the other hand is a heaping serving of health, jam-packed with Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, antioxidants, and fiber. Use as you would use any other salad leaf for a big but easy impact on your immune system, eyes, bones, and the rest of your body. See my other article for a more detailed review of kale’s goodness!
Switch your carby spaghetti for spaghetti squash. It’s no secret that gluten is terrible for your body. This switch is so easy and your gut will thank you for it. Spaghetti squash replaces the calories and the negative side-effects of gluten-rich pasta with energy, fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, antioxidants, manganese, and many other vitamins. See my recipe for the perfect spaghetti squash preparation.