Making the switch to unprocessed eating was scarier for me than it should have been. Here is a short list of common conversions you can make now to get you headed down the path.
You can switch this out with honey or even applesauce. Use about 3/4 the amount for this conversion. Maple syrup will work great here as well. Even cinnamon can replace sugar.
This isn’t all that bad for you but switching to quinoa is a much healthier option. Even just switching to a wild rice blend is better than plain white rice.
Again applesauce will work great here, just be sure to reduce the sweetener amount (if applicable). Also switching the type of oil is a good idea. Using extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil is a much better option. With coconut oil, make sure it is cold pressed.
Using 2 egg white for each egg called for is easy but you can also use applesauce here. Additionally, flax seed and water in equal parts can replace an egg.
Nut flours can be put in place of flour for most recipes just be mindful of the oil. Nut flours (almond or coconut). Rice flour, ground flax, chickpea flour, or tapioca flour all also great options. Play with each in a recipe to ensure the consistency comes out right. Example: I found out the almond flour is great in banana bread but coconut and rice don’t set up properly with the recipe I put together.
I have always preferred butter to margarine but you can also replace it with mashed bananas or avocados.
You can use coconut milk in place of cream as the consistency is similar and you then take some of the sugar out of the equation too.
Greek yogurt is a great substitute for this in both cooking and on top of a taco. In baking, you can use buttermilk with a bit of added butter.
Evaporated milk works well here. Unless you are making an actual whipped cream.
You can use rolled oats here. Play around with the amount you need to use in place for the desired effect.