Sometimes, unfortunately, there are certain food items that you shouldn’t consume while on a diet. Instead of focusing on what you can’t have while trying to lose weight, focus on what you can do to replace the foods you love to help your weight loss.
I’m going to share five simple, healthier food replacements to aid in your weight loss. Give them a try and see how delicious they can be while being much healthier for you.
Unhealthy Version = Mashed Potatoes
Healthy Food Replacement = Cauliflower Mashed
Cauliflower is a very healthy vegetable that contains a high vitamin C content and is virtually fat free. Potatoes are something you should only eat sometimes while dieting. So try cauliflower mashed and see how delicious it can be while helping you to lose weight. I’m going to let you in on a simple mashed cauliflower recipe that is incredibly healthy and incredibly scrumptious.The Mashed Potatoes Alternative Recipe
1 cup of cauliflower
1 tablespoon of oil
1 teaspoon of Butter
Pinch of Salt
1 teaspoon of milk
¼ cup of green onions
1 teaspoon of parsley
Cut up one cup of cauliflower and a quarter cup of green onions and place them in a frying pan with one tablespoon of oil. Cook until cauliflower is done. Place the cauliflower and green onions in a bowl and mash them up. Then add one teaspoon of butter, a pinch of salt, one teaspoon of low fat milk and stir. Sprinkle one teaspoon of parsley and then serve.
Unhealthy Version = PancakesHealthy Food Replacement = Oatmeal Pancakes
Pancakes are delicious BUT they contain a type of carbohydrate that actually increases your blood sugar. So it’s safe to say you should stay away from typical pancakes and pancake mixes. Oatmeal pancakes will help boost your weight loss as oatmeal is a natural fat burner. So definitely worth making instead of regular pancakes. Here is how you make oatmeal pancakes.
The Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes Recipe
1 cup of oatmeal
2 egg whites
¼ cup of whole wheat flour
1 cup of buttermilk
½ teaspoon of baking soda
1/8 teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of baking powder
½ cup of diced walnuts (optional)
1 tablespoon of melted butter
optional: banana, raisins, blueberries or other berries
In a bowl, add one cup of buttermilk and one cup of oatmeal. Put in one tablespoon of melted butter and the two egg whites. Mix well. In a separate bowl, add a half a cup of diced walnuts, a quarter cup of whole wheat flour, an eighth of a teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of baking soda and half a teaspoon of baking powder. Stir. Combine the two bowls together and cook in a frying pan.
Unhealthy Version = Hash Browns
Healthy Food Replacement = Squash Brown
Hash browns are unhealthy for you while on a diet. Period. When trying to lose weight, try squash browns. They are actually quite delectable. Give it a shot and taste for yourself. All you require to make the squash browns are grated squash stirred with an egg white. Shape to make them round and broil them in the oven. It’s simple, healthy and an aid to weight loss.
Unhealthy Version = Pizza
Healthy Food Replacement = Pizza Pita
I absolutely love pizza. But it’s typically a no no when trying to lose weight. It’s one food that I just can’t live without. So instead of scarfing down on unhealthy pizza, I make the healthier version that I came across that satisfies my pizza cravings and helps me with losing weight.
For making a pizza pita you need one whole grain wrap laid out. You add a teaspoon of marinara sauce and then top with your favourite vegetables. Throw on a little bit of grated low fat cheese, cook it in the oven until the cheese is melted and voila healthy pizza!
Unhealthy Version = Breakfast Sandwich
Healthy Food Replacement = Egg English Muffin
I love breakfast sandwiches. It’s seriously a weakness of mine. But we all know fast food breakfast sandwiches are unbelievably high calorie and full of fat. Even when you make it at home it isn’t healthy for you when losing weight.
This version is healthier at just two hundred and forty calories and is low fat. It’s definitely an asset to weight loss. You need to scramble three egg whites. Lay it on top of a whole wheat English muffin. On top of that add one slice of low fat cheese, one slice of tomato and a half a cup of spinach. Place it in the oven until cheese melts
Try these healthy alternatives – and you will see how much easier it gets to lose weight and stay healthier.