Healthy substitutes

Agave syrup

It sometimes seems like everything that tastes good has sugar in it. If you’re concerned about how much sugar your family is eating but don’t like the idea of using artificial sugar substitutes, you will definitely be interested in agave.

Brown rice

White rice starts as brown rice but then has all the “good stuff” stripped off. I’m just going to give you the basic reasons brown rice is better and then give you some suggestions for what to do with it so your family won’t freak out when you switch them over.


Quinoa cooks just like rice and can be used easily as a healthier substitute for rice or couscous.