Maintaining a healthy diet isn’t always the easiest thing to do in the world. However, it doesn’t have to be as difficult and unattainable as we all make it out to be. Believe it or not, incorporating healthy foods into our daily diets can be surprisingly simple and taste scrumptiously good. Hence, here are five ways to satisfy your cravings without compromising on your health.
Totally Tasty Pudding
Chocolate pudding is great for when you want something decadent and sweet for dessert. Usually this milk based chocolate treat can get you into some calorie trouble. Try cutting out some of the calories by using an avocado base instead of cream. Yes that’s right, you can make your pudding with avocados.
You want to blend some cacao powder, non-dairy milk, avocado, and sweetener in your heavy-duty blender. Let the mixture chill in your fridge a few hours. The result is creamy chocolate, and naturally good for you dessert.
If a pizza is what you and the family crave then why not make it from scratch at home? All you need to do is make your own pizza dough and just make some changes to topping.
So how do you get started? Have your homemade pizza dough ready – spread it out on a baking pan that has been properly floured – brush the pizza dough with some extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle on your smoked veggies as well as a moderate amount of your favourite low fat cheese. (If you’re feeling a little fancy, feel free to mix some black pepper, garlic powder and some of your favourite spices in with your veggies beforehand!)
To really add some flavour to your pizza whip up some smoked veggies. Putting the veggies in a natural gas smoker will ensure you don’t have to load up on cheese or fatty meats to add flavour. Try using eggplant or mushroom as they hold a lot of flavour and texture.
We Scream for Healthy Ice Cream
Everyone loves ice cream and since more and more people are cutting out dairy, alternatives should be very readily available in your local grocery store. But if you would like to make your own ice cream then trying banana nice cream is very fast and easy.
To make banana nice cream all you need to do is freeze 3 to 4 bananas and blend in your blender. The result is a healthy version of ice cream. Use your favorite toppings such as nuts and dark chocolate to make this even more of a special treat.
Forget About The Fizzy Drinks
Fizzy drinks sure does taste good but it isn’t very good for you. Many people tend to avoid drinking healthy drinks because they think they are boring and have no flavor. That couldn’t be farther from the truth.
Try kombucha, a fermented and sweetened tea drink. Look for a brand that is lower in sugar, kombucha can be found at your local grocery and health food stores. You can even make your own kombucha. Soda lovers typically love kombucha because they can still get the carbonated taste they are used to.
Everyone Loves Cookie Dough
Cookie dough is pretty great but not usually recommended by experts to eat due to the raw egg. So to make cookie dough healthy, try making a vegan cookie dough, though it will still have the added sugar that you may be trying to avoid its better than the risk of getting food poisoning. Or you could try subbing your flour with something like coconut flour and sweetening with agave instead of plain sugar. This will make this cookie dough super good alternative that could be eating any time of the day.
Healthy Fried Rice, That Still Tastes like Rice
Rice can be ok in moderation but the problem is too much of it is being consumed and it doesn’t offer very much nutritional value. Instead try roasting cauliflower and crumbling it to make a rice texture. This fake rice can be used in any dish where you would have normally used rice and can taste just as well. Try cauliflower fried rice and you will not miss it at all.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start it off the right way.
Instead of kicking off the day with a bowl full of commercial cereal, which are sure to be filled with processed sugars and other preservatives, try having a bowl of homemade muesli as a healthy alternative!
Treat your body and taste buds the right way, by adding in your favourite fruits into your healthy homemade bowl of muesli!
Switching out your favourite foods for healthier alternatives is easy and simple! Take the time to prepare food at home, get to know what you’re putting into your body and say goodbye to the guilt of satisfying cravings — because with these healthy alternatives — your body will thank you for it!