The excuse of healthy eating being expensive, time-consuming and just hard has somewhat become mundane. Eating clean, healthy, whole-foods has been spreading globally and so naturally people all around the world are always coming up with creative ways to make healthy eating much easier.
Here are some tips and hacks to make cleaning eating easy.
Eat frozen fruit when you are craving something sweet
Grapes when frozen don’t freeze rock hard but keep a creamy texture like a popsicle. Spread out grapes on a flat plate, freeze, then store in an air-tight container. They will satisfy your worst sugar craving-guaranteed.
Opt for mustard instead of ketchup
Ketchup is highly processed and packed with sugar and preservatives. Opt for mustard instead as it offers a more nutritious value.
Spread avocado on your toast instead of cheese
Use avocado instead of cheese on your toast for a more nutrient dense and healthier spread.
Replace whipped cream with coconut cream
Make whipped cream out of coconut cream for a healthier and dairy-free alternative. Click here for the recipe.
Use oat flour instead of regular flour
Instead of using white flour, switch for the healthier more nutritious oat flour. Oat flour is simply oats that are blended in a food processor into a fine powder.
Use almond butter to make almond milk
Instead of waiting for your almonds to soak overnight to make almond milk, use almond butter for a quick fix. Add 1 tablespoon of almond butter for every cup of water and blend on high speed for 1 minute until smooth and creamy.
Make brownies using black beans
Swap the flour in your brownies recipe for the exact amount of black bean puree to make nutritious brownies. Find recipe here
Use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise
Instead of the unhealthy store-bought mayonnaise, replace in any recipe or dressing with Greek yogurt as its higher in protein and much lower in unnecessary fats.
Ditch the butter and oil in baked goods for applesauce
Swap out any butter or oil in your baked goods for applesauce. Add half the amount of butter or oil in the recipe with applesauce (if the recipe calls for 1 cup butter, use ½ cup of applesauce instead)
Buy plain yogurt instead of flavored yogurt
Flavored yogurt tends to have a huge amount of sugar. Opt for plain yogurt instead and sweeten with fruits, honey, or pure maple syrup.
Blot oil off of pizza and oily foods
Even if you decide to indulge in a pizza or something oil, blot the oil off. Removing the extra oil will remove extra calories.
Add salad dressing yourself
If you’re eating out, make sure to ask for the dressing on the side so you can control the amount of dressing on your salad.
Eat whole grain bread instead of white bread
While both whole grain and white bread have almost the same amount of calories, Whole grain bread contains more fiber, which keeps you full longer and has a higher nutritious value.
Wrap your sandwiches in lettuce instead of bread
If you’re trying to limit your carb intake, wrap your sandwiches in lettuce. This works for everything from having a chicken sandwich to having a burger.
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