Last updated on February 20th, 2017 at 11:33 pm
Begin your day with a healthy breakfast and end it with a healthy dinner to help you cut back your temptations. These food alternatives will also keep you from reaching for that emergency chocolate bar hidden in your bag or drawer!
Replace Cereal with Muesli or Oats
A powerhouse of fiber Muesli is perfect for those who love a heavy breakfast. Muesli is a great source of Vitamin B and energy which makes it perfect for breakfast!
White bread with Whole Grain or Multi-grain bread
Compared to white bread, whole-grain breads have more fiber and protein. Whole-grain breads can provide up to 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per slice (Approx).
Pasta with Healthy Brown Rice Pasta or Quinoa Pasta
Brown rice pasta is a great source of protein and magnesium, also a great alternative for people who prefer gluten-free.
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White Rice with Brown Rice
Since brown rice is a whole grain, it is healthier than white rice because it contains more nutrients and fiber. This makes it a perfect healthy alternative!
Potato Chips with Banana Chips
Banana chips are great source of vitamins C and B6, although they are better known for the potassium levels. When combined with honey, cinnamon or maple syrup they provide a sweet flavour that satisfies a sweet tooth too!
Milk with Almond milk
Almond milk contains fewer calories per serving than skim milk and zero saturated fat too. Use it in your muesli, oatmeal and smoothies for a healthy breakfast alternative!
Spaghetti with Vegetable Noodles or Zoodles
Use vegetables like zucchini or carrots to make ribbons with a peeler and top them with your favourite pasta sauce! Cut your veggies in various shapes or simply shred them. This low calorie alternative is all you need to fix a healthy lunch or dinner!
Healthy eating is not about going on a strict diet or staying unrealistically skinny! Don’t deprive yourself of the foods you love. Just use these simple tricks to create delicious food and maintain a healthy mind and body!