I want to say that, for example, by eating apples, you could also eat bananas, but you do not have to eat bananas.
Probably I can say: "eating apples can replace eating bananas", but I think there are a more precise way to express it.
Is it "go without"? (Eating apples
goes without eating bananas), or something else?
(For people who knows Arabic, I search for the meaning of يُغني عن)