5 Easy Cheese Swaps

Overcome your dairy cheese addiction with these alternatives.

5 Easy Cheese Swaps

Think you're not eating that much cheese? Most of us don't even notice how much cheese we consume, but it's everywhere -- in our breakfast sandwiches, salads, burritos, and more. To cut back on the saturated fat and sodium, give these five deliciously healthy alternatives a try. You'll get the texture and flavor you crave, without any of the unwelcomed side-effects.

More: 10 Recipe Substitutions for Healthy Eating


Avocado

With avocado you get the same creamy texture that comes from melted cheese but without the unwelcome sodium and saturated fat. You can smear avocado on a freshly toasted slice of bread, mix it into your pasta, add it to your favorite sandwich, or blend it into a sauce – the options are endless.

More: 50 Ways to Use Avocados

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!