Hello, Hello beautiful people! I know, I know, I have been slacking a little lately, but I have had a busy couple weeks with so much stuff happening all the time! So here I am, back and rested after Thanksgiving break, maybe not so rested, but ready to go! So with that, lets talk food!
I think that there is a huge misperception on being healthy and dieting. You don’t need to cut out all junk food and change everything about your diet to be healthy. Also, not all diets are healthy and going to give you the results you want!
I have learned that food in general is a large portion of how you loose weight and be healthy, yes, you should exercise, but eating healthy is a huge part! Now, here are some yummy food swaps that will definitely help after eating all that food over the Thanksgiving holiday!
Chips and Dip → Veggies and Hummus
Creamy salad dressing → Oil based salad dressing or all natural (know every ingredient) salad dressing
Rice → Brown Rice or Quinoa
Sour Cream or other similar toppings → Unflavored Greek Yogurt
Mayo → Smashed Avocado (really could add avocado to anything, just saying)
Stuffed/ Refried/ Baked Potato → Loaded Sweet Potato
Overly Sugary Cereal → Oatmeal or Yogurt and Fruit
French Fries → Roasted Chickpeas or Sweet Potato Fries (if you’re really feeling the health kick, try this salad recipe)
Pasta → Zucchini Noodles or Thinly Sliced Zucchini (lasagna)
Hamburgers → Turkey or Veggie Burgers
Flour Tortillas → Corn Tortillas, or if you’re really feeling healthy, use lettuce and make a lettuce wrap
Mashed Potatoes (I know, so hard to give up) → Mashed Cauliflower
Fruit Juice → Fruit flavored water!
Butter → Coconut Oil
Sugar → Honey or Applesauce
Potato Chips → Air Pop Popcorn (still get a little salt, but don’t add to much butter)
Whole Milk → Almond or Coconut Milk
Scrambled Eggs → Poached or Hard-Boild Egg (Perfect for Avocado Toast)
Bagel → English Muffin (they taste good with cream cheese too)
Mixed Nuts → Pistachios or Almonds