Healthy Food Swaps: Eat This Cheese and Shed Pounds

Eat healthy in a completely new way: Instead of cutting foods out, try adding new ones to your diet. Boost the nutritional value of your favorite recipes without sacrificing flavor by swapping some of your usual ingredients for these superfoods (10 Photos)

Regan Burns Cafisco on Jan 16, 2013 at 10:46AM

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Healthy Food Swaps: Eat This Cheese and Shed Pounds

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Instead of Pasta, Try Whole Grains

This time of year, nothing comforts quite like a steamy bowl of homemade soup. Many know that eating soup is a great way to pack in a serving or two of vegetables, but you can turn this humble dish into a nutritional powerhouse with a simple ingredient swap. Get a dose of B-vitamins — including folic acid — plus minerals like iron and selenium, and a fiber boost by replacing the pasta in your chicken noodle or minestrone with cooked whole grains such as wheatberries, barley or spelt. Simply cook the grains in simmering water according to package directions, then stir them into soups and stews.

Recipes to try:
Tuscan Farro Soup with White Beans, Tomatoes and Basil

Root Vegetable and Barley Soup with Bacon

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