The worst part about getting healthy is that we have to give up all our favourite foods which usually works for about a week or two at the most before we are back to our old habits again. But eating healthy does not always mean we have to give up the foods we love but maybe just change the way we cook or prepare them! Here are some healthier alternatives to a few family favourites.
- Banana Pancakes
Using Bananas, mashed with whisked eggs and you have a pancake batter that is sweet and a lot healthier. To give it an extra boost for more energy you can add some oats to the mixture.
- Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower as an alternative to mashed potato as it has lower calories and fewer carbohydrates. With a bit of added garlic, a touch of butter, salt, and pepper to taste and maybe some grated cheese over the top even the kids will eat it!
- Zucchini Mini Pizza’s
Use Zucchini instead of a flour base to make mini pizza’s with various toppings, such as puree tomatoes, ham/pepperoni, and cheese.
Instead of cutting these out of your diet altogether a healthier alternative is to bake them using coconut oil which gives them a crisp texture and adds a great flavour.
- Pasta Dishes
there are various vegetables that are great pasta substitutes like Zucchini spirals for spaghetti, butternut squash instead of noodles for macaroni and spaghetti squash for various pasta dishes.
With a few simple changes to the way, we cook our favourite meals we are one step closer to achieving a healthier lifestyle.