Are you looking to cook your favorite meal or baked good but are trying to avoid the negative impacts of certain ingredients? These 4 foods could be the healthy answer to your prayers.
1. Unsweetened Applesauce
Craving brownies but you can’t stop thinking about all the saturated un-needed fats that come from the butter and oils used? Try applesauce instead! Yes, it actually works and applesauce gives baked goods the same flavorful and moist texture without all the extra fat.
2. Plain Greek Yogurt
Believe it or not, Greek yogurt makes for a great substitute instead of fatty sour cream. Not only is Greek yogurt loaded with probiotics to assist in digestion, it also is high in protein. Next time you are considering using sour cream in your diet, try plain all-natural Greek yogurt as a clean, healthy alternative.
When cooking with cauliflower instead of high-carb foods, the opportunities are endless. From mashed potatoes to pizza crust, cauliflower is always there to save the day. Use cauliflower to make bread for the grilled cheese you have been craving or simply eat the cauliflower as is as a nutritious side dish to any meal.
Let’s be honest, it is totally normal to daydream about a delicious bowl of pasta. A low-carb and delicious replacement for pasta is zucchini! Go to your local convenience store and purchase a spiralizer and your life will be changed. Spin some zoodles in the blink of an eye and pair them with some turkey meatballs and pasta sauce and TA-DAH! You can barely even tell the difference.
Who ever said eating healthy had to be boring? With these substitutes, there is always something new and exciting for you to add to your menu.