A banana is a perfectly healthy food. But if you want to try something else yellow and good for you, go for frozen squash. This is one of several swaps from Whole Foods Market culinary expert Molly Siegler.

Here are more that struck our fancy:

If you’re making a cream sauce, use an avocado instead of butter and cream.

Want white rice? Try riced broccoli and cauliflower instead. (I tried a version of this on my totally un-health-conscious brother, and he ate every bite.)

Mac-and-cheese, anyone? Sub it out for this triple-yum recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Almond Pesto, bit.ly/2DmWV9Q.

Croutons are sooo yesterday. Top your salad instead with savory spiced coconut chips like the 365 Everyday Value brand: Sweet Curry Spice, please.

— Leslie Barker

The Dallas Morning News