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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.

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!