By Anna Kocharian

Published on August 28, 2015

Photography by James Ransom via Food52

We’ve all tried our hand at healthy eating. Subbing in the latest fad ingredient for sugar, milk, carbs, and everything else under the sun. But when it comes down to late-night cravings or a much-needed mid-afternoon recharge, that slice of cake is all too tempting. Lucky for us, Food52 rounded up
five healthy ingredients
, that definitely deserve a spot on our kitchen shelves.

Photography by James Ransom via Food52

brown rice syrup instead of sugar

While agave nectar may seem like an obvious substitute for sugar, brown rice syrup just may be a healthier alternative. The pros over at Food52 suggest swapping it in your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for a more chewy texture!

See the complete list on Food52!