Tips For 15 Favourite Foods To Become Healthier
1. French Fries – Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
If your favourite food are potatoes, you must know that sweet potatoes have complex carbs that are a lot better to consume than the carbs found in regular potatoes. Grilling the fries helps to really bring out the flavors and crispiness. Keeping the potato skins on will help add more nutrients to your meal too.
2. Tacos – Lettuce Wraps
The crunch still remains without the added salt and carbs. Lettuce shells really soak up the flavors and are a healthy option. Not only can you wrap your tacos with lettuce, but you can replace the ground beef with ground turkey to cut off a lot of fat too.
3. Hamburgers – Turkey Burgers
The turkey will always reign over the cow when it comes to healthy eating. A lean turkey burger is delicious, especially topped with your favorite vegetables. Add some diced peppers right into the ground turkey for an extra kick and health benefits.
4. Cookies – Coconut Flour
Simply replacing regular flour with coconut flour will eliminate a lot of the calories from a basic chocolate chip cookie. Cut down a little on the chocolate chips to help make the treat healthy too.
5. Mozzarella Sticks – Bread Crumb Topping
Replace the deep fried mozzarella stick with your own baked version. Cover cheese sticks with bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Freeze for an hour and then cook in the oven. The result with be the stretchy cheese that you love and made perfect for dipping.
6. Pizza – Cauliflower Pizza Crust
Pizza is one of the biggest offenders for a broken diet. Now you can enjoy multiple slices guilt-free by whipping up a pie made with a cauliflower pizza crust. Fresh cauliflower is mashed up, dried out, and then formed into a crispy crust. Top it low sodium cheese, sauce, and veggies to complete the healthy eating experience.
7. Hot Dogs – Thin N’ Trim Chicken Hotdogs
A chicken hotdog may sound weird, but these hot dogs are about the healthiest you can find. When topped with some spicy mustard, you can hardly taste the difference. Grill them up nice to get great flavors. Plus, it’s 100% chicken so you know the exact meat that you’re consuming.
8. Potato Chips – Taro Root Chips
Taro root has the same consistency and flavors that come with a potato chip. The benefits? Little fat and little carbs. Slice up the root thin, add a pinch of salt and then bake them in the oven. The chips go great with healthy dips or salsa.
9. Soda – Steaz Green Tea Soda
Enjoy the fizz and flavors of soda without the sugar or artificial sweeteners. Steaz uses green tea and the natural calorie free sugar Stevia instead. Multiple flavors like Black Cherry and regular cola give you alternative options to your original favorites.
10. Chicken Wings
Healthy chicken wings are simple – skip out on the breading. Instead, use a low-sodium barbecue or buffalo sauce. It adds plenty of kick and really flavors up the meat. Bake them in the oven instead of frying them to help cut down on fat and calories.
11. Onion Rings – Fiber One Batter
Fiber One cereal is a great start to the morning, but it can also make an excellent onion ring batter. The healthy cereal adds a crisp crunch when baked with onion rings. You’ll get the same flavors without the deep fried breading that can destroy any healthy diet.
12. Chicken Fingers – Oatmeal Crusted Chicken Fingers
Lean chicken is not bad to eat. It’s the deep-fried dough that will get you everytime. Oatmeal is a suitable replacement. Not the fruity packs of instant oatmeal though. Real oatmeal can be rolled onto chicken fingers and then baked to give you a crispy and delicious meal that will not reflect on the scale later.
13. Donuts – Banana Chocolate Chip Donuts
The fatty dough for these donuts is replaced with greek yogurt and mashed bananas. This creates a sweet and noist treat that is baked right in the oven instead of being fried in oil. These healthy alternatives could shut Dunkin’ Donuts down if they get widespread.
14. Spaghetti & Meatballs – Turkey Meatballs
Another beef and turkey switch. Turkey meatballs are still full of flavor and they go well with any type of tomato sauce. The spaghetti itself can even be enhanced by replacing the pasta with whole wheat spaghetti.
15. Nachos – Salt-Free Tortillas
Salt is the real killer on the nacho plate. Instantly make your nachos healthier. Go low fat on cheese and sour cream. Use only fresh vegetables like diced tomatoes and peppers. Purchase salt-free tortilla chips or bake tortillas and cut out your own chip shapes.