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10 Junk Food Swaps for Every Craving

10 Junk Food Swaps for You’re Every Craving sweet_potato_fries

Instead of a banana-split sundae…

Try…sliced bananas topped with frozen yogurt and a drizzle of local honey and slivered almonds. The potassium in bananas helps maintain fluid balance to ward off dehydration, and the almonds will deliver healthy fats for beautiful skin.

 

Instead of tortilla chips and salsa…

Try…1 cup jicama with 8 ounces salsa for a healthy fix when you’re craving something crunchy.

 

Instead of salty mixed nuts…

Try…a few pretzel rods with 1 ounce roasted pistachios (about 44 nuts)  to get that salty crunch you’re craving.

 

Instead of potato chips and dip…

Try…multi-grain pitta, sliced to soldier with hummus. The hummus makes for a protein-rich dip, and healthy whole-grain pitta tend to have less total saturated fat than potato chips.

Instead of apple pie…

Try…baked apples. To make, bake a small apple and top with 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt add a sprinkle of cinnamon. You will enjoy it more

 

Instead of candy…

Try…chocolate trail mix. Fill snack-sized plastic lunch bags with nuts, almonds, chocolate chips, raisins and dried banana. You’ll have a healthy snack of high-quality carbs and fats at-the-ready for when your sweet tooth strikes. [small portions though]

 

Instead of shop brought pizza…salmon_ryvita

Try…homemade pizza made with frozen whole-wheat dough to boost fibre; with mozzarella; veggies for antioxidants; and lean protein, like shrimp or chicken strips — to keep you feeling full longer.

 

Instead of a bagel…

Try…spreading 2 ounces smoked salmon (about 2 slices) on 4 multi-grain Wheat ryvita for a savory, snack.

 

Instead of French fries…

Try…oven baked sweet potato fries. To make, bake sliced sweet potatoes drizzled with olive oil at 425 degrees  until lightly browned (about 30 minutes). Sweet potatoes  have less bad fat and deliver beta-carotene for healthy eyes.

 

Instead of cheesecake…

Try…Plain Greek yogurt with fresh fruit like blueberries or strawberries and cracker crumbles. One cup of Greek yogurt has about 23 grams of protein, which helps build metabolism-boosting muscle.

 

Try these simple options to get the healthy eating going…………

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December 31, 2016 | Fat Loss, Fitness, Food Menu, Motivational, Nutrition Support, Personal Training, Recipe, Top Tips, Wellness | Comments Off on 10 Junk Food Swaps for Every Craving

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