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The Skinny on Flour: 5 Best Healthy Flour Alternatives (43 SQUATS today!)

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Almond Flour: Almond flour has all the benefits of a handful of almonds, and more than double the amount of protein of white flour (24 grams)! This flour is grain-free, Paleo-friendly, and one of our favorite substitutions in recipes for baked goods, bread crumbs, and crunchy coatings for lean meats! Click here for 9 Paleo recipes that will rock your world! (viaWomen’s Health Magazine)

Chia Seed Meal: Chia is one of our new favorite foods, and it’s amazing how many uses it has! This flour is completely composed of ground chia seeds for a wonderfully healthy and gluten-free alternative to your white flour. Just remember that you may need to add a little extra liquid and cooking time to your recipes for the best results! (via One Green Planet)

Coconut Flour: High fiber, low carb and packed full of protein… what could be better? Coconut flour has an irresistible sweetness to it, so you’ll be able to cut back on sugar in your recipes, and still maintain that mouthwatering flavor. Keep in mind that you may have to add a little extra liquid, though! (via One Green Planet)

Quinoa Flour: Quinoa is a fantastic way to stock up on essential amino acids found in protein. Plus, this flour is incredibly easy to make from the comfort of your own kitchen! Just throw some quinoa in the oven to eliminate the natural bitterness, and then grind it up for a healthy substitution! Click here for 14 amazing quinoa recipes. (via Women’s Health Magazine)

Whole Wheat Flour: Whole wheat flour is nowhere near as processed as white flour, so it retains all those healthy nutrients and fiber that you need to maintain a balanced diet. It has a coarser texture, so it is perfect for making breads or cookies, but not so great if you are trying to whip up some delicate pastries. (via Better Homes and Gardens)

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