Culinary Inspiration

Hit a recipe rut? Don’t know what to make for dinner? There are times when preparing a healthy recipe can be daunting, but here’s a way to make it easier to do.

Take a familiar and family-loved recipe and swap out one (or more) ingredients with some of the substitutes we’ve listed below.

If you have any other substitutes you like to use in your kitchen, we’d love to hear about them! Mention us @pacificseafood on Twitter or tag us in your photos and recipes on social media with the hashtag #pacificsustainable.

Make sure to check out our Get Hooked social media page too—we might just share your great idea with the rest of the world!

Culinary Inspiration
  • Bread crumbs, dry
  • Rolled oats or crushed bran cereal
  • Butter, or oil to prevent sticking
  • Cooking spray or nonstick pans
  • Cream
  • Fat-free half-and-half, evaporated skim milk
  • Eggs
  • Two egg whites substitute for each whole egg
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey breast, or substitute with fish
  • Mayonnaise
  • Reduced-calorie mayonnaise-type salad dressing or reduced-calorie, reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • Whole Milk
  • Reduced-fat or fat-free milk
  • Oil-based marinades
  • Wine, balsamic vinegar, fruit juice
  • Rice, white
  • Brown rice, wild rice, bulgur or pearl barley
  • Salad dressing
  • Fat-free or reduced-calorie dressing or flavored vinegars
  • Seasoning salt, such as garlic salt
  • Herb-only seasonings, such as garlic powder, celery seed or onion flakes
  • Sour cream, full fat
  • Fat-free or low-fat sour cream, plain fat-free or low-fat yogurt
  • Soy sauce
  • Sweet-and-sour sauce, hot mustard sauce or low-sodium soy sauce
  • Table salt
  • Herbs, spices, citrus juices (lemon, lime, orange), herb blends
Culinary Inspiration