#ReadySetEat: Healthier Substitutions

by Migdalia Rivera


Photo Credit: Carlos Porto

Have you ever wondered how to substitute not so healthy ingredients with healthy ingredients? 

I know I did! 

I had a ton of questions, like… 

  • What could I use as a butter substitute?
  • Is there such a thing as a salt substitute?
  • What could I use to make a meatless taco?

These were all questions that vexed me on my journey  to a healthy life. I needed to lower our cholestoral and my teen’s blood pressure, naturally, without medication. I knew it could be done. I heard others had accomplished it, yet had no clue where to begin. 

Through trial and error, I succeeded. Yet I made mistakes along the way.  Mistakes that changed the quality of our food. Mistakes that made my children cringe at the word “healthy”. Mistakes that almost, but not quite, made me want to give up. 

It was hard. 

I knew I had to continue for our health but I was disheartened with the taste. I craved salt. I craved sweets. I craved sabor/flavor! 

Thankfully,  I discovered the Healthier Substitutions on ReadySetEat. It provided me with a list of healthier alternatives, answering the questions I had above and than some.  It now hangs on my refrigarator door; as a result, I no longer make the mistakes I once did. 

My boys no longer fear the word healthy and neither do I. We embrace it. 

Check it out!  It’ll transform your mealtimes! :) 

Disclosure: I was hired by Ready Set Eat to review recipes. The lower cholestoral and blood pressure is just a side benefit that I can’t stop gushing about!

About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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1 Mimi March 24, 2011 at 1:06 am

Thank you for sharing this. I have bookmarked. I am currently battling high cholesterol and blood pressure myself. I am hoping to get off of the BP meds by adjusting my lifestyle. This info will certainly help.
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2 Courtney March 25, 2011 at 7:13 pm

thanks for the recommendation to ReadySetEat – I hadn’t heard of that before. Very informative stuff!!

3 Vida March 29, 2011 at 8:36 am

This is a great resource! When I was in a baking phase a few years back, I would sub oil for applesauce – and no one ever knew the difference. Trying that helped me get over my fear of having things taste funny/bland w/ the healthy substitutions… BTW, I like your disclosure. Having side benefits – must have been rough to review/try these wonderful recipes, lol :)
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