This stuff from Turtle Mountain is pretty new, so I’ve only tried it once. But it’s a good alternative to milk yogurt or for those looking for a change from soy yogurts. Of course, it includes a regular dose of healthy probiotics like acidophilus.
Coconut’s medium chain fatty acids are also in the news for their potential for boosting metabolism and losing weight.
There are a lot of butter substitutes out there, but this is the one you want. It doesn’t taste exactly like butter, but it’s really close, and it has a similar melting temperature and texture, which means it bakes much like butter in recipes.
Full of unsaturated and omega-3 fats, Earth Balance spread has lots of good ingredients, and no bad ones.Â With no downside, and lots of upside (carbon footprint, health, etc.), there’s no reason not to make the permanent switch.
3. Soy milk for your espresso drink
Coffee is already a beany beverage, so no objections to putting “bean juice” in your coffee, please. Modern soy milk like Silk, or Costco’s Kirkland brand is better for you than “cow juice,” with lower sugar, (yes, it’s true!) no cholesterol, and it creates excellent foam, even for a cappuccino or macchiato. To my palette, soy blends better with coffee, and depending where you shop, it can now be cheaper than organic cow milk, bringing its economic footprint more in line with its environmental footprint.
4. Unbleached sugar
White granulated sugar is white because it has been bleached with charcoal made from bones, usually cow bones. Instead, use raw sugar, unbleached sugar, or turbinado sugar. It has a bit of the “molasses” taste left, so it’s more interesting anyway, and won’t affect most recipes.
This is a straight-up replacement for mayonnaise. No downside here, either on texture or flavor. Works great in recipes, too. If you’re more of a Miracle Whip person, try Nayonaise which has a touch of spicy tang to it.