Remember you are what you eat! A found a list of alternative foods for certain cravings.. then I decided to write some comments about things I would consider...I think people forget that cooking and enjoying life are the healthiest things you can do!
If you want: a plate of gooey brownies
Try: Health-ified brownies. The reason these sweet treats are so tasty is because they’re made with mostly sugar and fat. So try these easy changes: Instead of a cup of sugar, use applesauce or bananas (one cup, mashed) as natural sweeteners in the recipe. Use avocado and chia seeds to get the healthy fats (a cup of avocado can replace a cup of butter!).
It's a good idea but nothing is the same as a delicious brownie. If you don't want sugar and fat don't eat the brownie. It still will have flour nomatter what! Try this recipe if you want to make a brownie with pure cacao.
If you want: Reese’s peanut butter cups
Try: A square or two of dark chocolate (packed with heart-healthy antioxidants) with a tablespoon of all-natural peanut butter slathered on top. Maybe, dark chocolate has a lot of antioxidants but it certainly has a lot of caffine. It's something to consider before eating this healthy alternative.
If you want: Potato Chips
Try: A handful of veggie chips made with beets or sweet potatoes. Another healthier alternative: look for brands that use the “whole potato” (like Kettle and Whole Food’s 365). This means you’re getting a better balance of sodium and potassium with each bite. If you really are concerned about sodium and potassium why don't you roast some potatoes and veggies in the oven with salt and olive oil and have a nice dinner instead of eating chips?
If you want: a Coke
Try: Seltzer water with a drop of vanilla or fresh fruit (like raspberries or sliced limes) for flavor. The carbonation will satisfy your bubbly craving without the sugar and empty calories.
This is a good idea! I think anything is a better alternative to soda which slowly rots your teeth and insides and doesn't do anything good for your health (diet sodas are just as bad for you!) Coke does taste amazing though! It should just be treated like a dessert!
If you want: a big, juicy burger
Try: Portion-controlled servings from organic brands like Amy’s. Even though some still have relatively high calorie counts (around 400), that’s much less than you would take in if you prepared the whole box. I totally disagree with this. If you want a healthy alternative to a burger try a lentil burger or quinoa burger! Otherwise just make yourself a nice smallish juicy burger with the best quality meat you can find. Enjoy it
Ok, now I'm done with my food opinions. Hope you liked this post! Look forward to hearing your opinions too so comment recommend and give points please!
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