by Lisa Golebieski, M.S.

As part of an upcoming continuing series, here are some MORE discoveries of healthier versions of foods you may already love!

As a health tip, remember to eat only the serving size indicated on the package.  Ever realize why it’s on there in the first place?  It’s there as a guide to help you control food portions.  If we all eat the serving size think of how we can literally eat all the foods we enjoy in moderation.

Here are some comparisons:

If you like Honey Nut Cherrios….try The Silver Palate Grain Berry Honey Nut Cereal

Health benefits include: 

33% less sugar than Honey Nut Cherrios, high ORAC* antioxidant levels (more than blueberries, pomegranate juice or red wine), whole grain oats, good source of fiber, only 1 gram of fat per serving and no cholesterol.

*ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity

If you like Breakstone Cottage Cheese….try Organic Valley Cottage Cheese

Health Benefits include:

USDA Organic, hand-crafted without the preservatives or additives.  It’s high in protein, contains Acidophilus and Bifidus Cultures which is good for intestionial flora, no antibiotics or hormones.

If you like Miracle Whip try Earth Balance Mindful Mayo Dressing & Sandwich Spread

Health Benefits include:

A good source of ALA Omega-3 fatty acids, zero trans fat and no artificial flavors or preservatives.

If you like Kellogg’s Pop Tarts….try Nature’s Path Organic Toaster Pastries  

Health Benefits include:

Real organic fruit, no high fructose corn syrup, whole grain, zero trans-fat, vegetarian and good source of iron. No artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

If you like Eggo Waffles….try Van’s Natural Foods Waffles  

Health Benefits include:

Wheat-free, gluten-free and organic varieties.  Made with all natural ingredients…no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives.  Excellent sources of fiber, protein and whole grains.   Come in a variety of pure natural flavors such as blueberry, apple-cinnamon, mixed berry, maple, vanilla and chocolate chip.


If you like Land O’ Lakes Butter try Earth Balance Organic Coconut Spread

Made with extra virgin coconut oil, lactose-free, soy free, gluten-free, vegan and made without genetically modified ingredients.  It’s an excellent alternative to butter and you can spread, bake, cook, fry and saute with coconut spread.

 Variety is the spice of life and trying new healthier products can add to the excitement of your taste buds and palate.  Food is not only our life source of which we rely on every day to nourish and fuel our bodies but also to enjoy the pleasure of discovering different tastes, textures and flavors.

Lisa Golebieski, MS  Holistic Nutrition Consultant


  • Nutritional Counseling and Coaching
  • Nutrition Seminars
  • Holistic Diet Plans
  • Supermarket Smart Savvy  Tours

Cell: 973-464-7542


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