Sometimes we don’t realize the extra fat and calories that are in the foods we eat until we start cooking. Buying our own ingredients and preparing our own dishes helps to put some better perspective into what we put into our bodies. We have a choice between a healthy lifestyle, and one that is much less healthy. But what if making healthy and equally delicious food was easy? Well, it is! There are tons of healthy, easy-to-find, and affordable options out there that make great replacements for some of the ingredients in cooking. Making a commitment to a healthier and more mindful lifestyle doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice eating tasty and flavorful food anymore. With all these great substitutions, there’s no excuse not to make the swap!!