20 Food Swaps To Make You Healthier

HEALTHY FOOD SWAPS
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HEALTHY FOOD SWAPS
  1. CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA INSTEAD OF REGULAR PIZZA

Regular pizza contains an unhealthy crust which is made up of maida or all-purpose flour which takes longer to digest and also stimulates bloating. Try the cauliflower crust pizza which is a healthier choice. Start by placing the cauliflower florets in a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower is the consistency of wet sand. Then microwave the cauliflower for a few minutes and drain. Place the cauliflower into a clean kitchen towel, twist, and squeeze out as much liquid as possible. After draining as much liquid out as possible, roll them into sheets and bake. Use it as normal pizza base. More healthy pizza crusts>>

  1. FRUITS PARFAIT INSTEAD OF ICECREAM COCKTAIL DESSERT

Icecream cocktail dessert contains cake piececes, jelly, dried fruits, tuty-fruity etc. instead, you can try having fruit parfait. Fruits parfait is nothing but mixture of chopped fruit with healthy muesli and yoghurt. To make this recipe, you need diced fruits- strawberries, apples, grapes, pineapple, watermelon and whichever fruit you have at present, thick yoghurt, sweetened muesli, honey and whipped cream. Keep fruits chopped or diced in the night itself and refrigerate. In the morning, add little yoghurt in the bottom of mason jar; follow with honey, muesli and fruits. Again add a layer of yoghurt, honey, muesli and fruits. Do this till the brim and finish off with whipped cream. You can also mix everything up and eat it in a bowl! More on Mason jar breakfast recipes>>

  1. CHIA PUDDING INSTEAD OF CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Ok, these chia pudding and chocolate pudding have distinctive taste but they are pudding after all. Chia pudding is tastier and healthy anytime! To make chia seeds pudding, you need 3 Tbsp. chia seeds, 1 cup coconut milk, 2 (5.3-oz) containers yogurt, 1 mango, peeled & diced, 1 cup fresh pineapple, peeled & diced, 2 cups strawberries, hulled & diced and some shredded coconut, for serving. Stir the chia seeds into coconut milk and refrigerate to soak overnight. Fold in yogurt to chia seed mixture. In glasses or jars, layer it: strawberries, yogurt mixture, pineapple, yogurt mixture, then mango. Top with coconut and serve. Enjoy! More on overnight breakfast recipes>>

  1. PEANUT BUTTER BREAD INSTEAD OF NUTELLA BREAD

We all love nutella, but our body doesn’t. Nutella contains added sugars and substituting it with homemade peanut butter can anytime be a healthier choice.  Brown bread layered with peanut butter makes a protein-rich fulfilling breakfast. It would be the best if you can make peanut butter at home. Toast bread and slather peanut butter on it. The butter will slightly melt and make your breakfast even tastier! Homemade peanut butter recipe>>

  1. 1 INGREDIENT BANANA ICE-CREAM INSTEAD OF ICE-CREAM

Bananas are rich in potassium, vitamins, fibre and nutrients. If you are really craving ice-cream, go for it, but choose the healthy 1 ingredient banana ice-cream. Commercial ice-creams contain milk, flavouring substances, preservatives and acidity regulators. You can make your very own homemade ice-cream with just few frozen bananas. Put 2-3 medium sized bananas in a blender and blend it until smooth. Pour it in a bowl and refrigerate. Your ice-cream is ready. Recipe for 1-ingredient banana ice-cream>>

  1. SALMON TOAST INSTEAD OF BACON TOAST

Bacon contains lots of fats and is certainly not a healthy breakfast option. Instead go for salmon toast. To make this toast you need 1 slice of brown bread, cream cheese, sliced onions, microwaved or smoked salmon, sliced tomatoes and little mayonnaise. Toast the bread and spread ½ tablespoon of mayonnaise on it. Now spread cream cheese on it and place tomatoes and tomatoes on it. Keep the salmon pieces on it and your salmon toast is ready. Healthy toast recipe>>

  1. WHOLE WHEAT WRAP INSTEAD OF WHITE BREAD SANDWITCH

White bread contains fattening compounds and makes you bloat. Whole wheat wrap is always a healthier choice over white bread wrap. Simply put in lettuce, boiled chicken, tomato puree along with spices of your choice and wrap it up!

  1. CHICKEN STOCK SOUP INSTEAD OF CREAMY CHICKEN SOUP

If you eat non-veg (some people don’t!) you can definitely ditch your favourite creamy chicken soup for nutrition and protein loaded chicken stock soup. Creamy version of the soup contains milk cream and is loaded with more fats and sugars comparatively. Simply add steamed veggies to your chicken stock and you are done! Chicken stock is loaded with proteins, vitamins, calcium etc. that is great to maintain a healthy weight. Besides, if you work out, this soup works in building up your muscles and repairing them too just like protein shakes do. More on benefits of chicken stock>>

  1. SWEET POTATO CHIPS INSTEAD OF POTATO CHIPS

Potato chips like I said contains unhealthy fats and carbohydrates. Sweet potato chips are healthy and easy to make. You need to slice them just like you did with apple chips and bake. Add some spices if you like.

  1. MUSTARD INSTEAD OF MAYO

Mayo contains 103 calories for one tablespoon and your waistline won’t be too pleased. Instead, use a tablespoon of mustard to give your lunch a flavorsome boost. It’ll only cost you a measly 9 calories.

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