It can be hard to eat healthy foods when there are so many bad things out there to tempt you. The following guide (and these easy recipes) will give you a good idea of how to take all of your favorites and put a healthy spin on them. You will enjoy these so much that you will have no reason to miss eating the bad stuff.
French fries are one of those foods that most people cannot get enough of, but the last thing you need is to eat millions of them. If you choose to deep fry them, the amount of fat is through the roof. Try cutting them very thinly, tossing them with a bit of olive oil and herbs and popping them into a very hot oven. In just a short time you can be kicking bad munching on fries like it is nobody’s business.
Slathering things like tacos with loads of cheese and sour cream is a great way to make them as unhealthy as possible. One way to combat this is by using fat free sour cream. You may believe that this doesn’t have much flavor, and that is exactly why you have to spruce things up. Blend an eight ounce container of sour cream with a half of an avocado. The natural fat from the avocado will give this spread a good amount of richness without adding any bad ingredients to your system. Here’s some more ideas for healthy tacos.
Having a big, juicy burger is one thing that can turn an okay day into an amazing one. It is up to you what you would like to make this burger of, but chicken, lamb and beef are a few of your choices. Instead of melting on loads of fattening cheese, you should try using a half slice. This is a substantial amount of cheese for a burger. Also, omit the carbohydrate laden bun and use two pieces of lettuce. You will not sacrifice flavor on your quest to something more healthy. If you need to have a sauce with this, try making a light cucumber salsa with tomatoes, cucumbers, lime juice, salt and a splash of hot sauce. And whatever you do avoid McDonalds for the love of god.
A BLT is one sandwich that has always been a familiar favorite. Whether you believe it or not, there is a simple way to make it a bit healthier. Bacon is laden with sodium and fat, so think about using light ham in its place. Turn the burner up as high as you can and place a couple of slices of ham in there. Turn it every 30-45 seconds until the ham is perfectly crisp. Adding lettuce, tomatoes and a smear of fat-free mayonnaise can turn this into a sandwich that you crave.
You may be a bit skeptical about trying these recipes, but like I said before, there are many people that would prefer them over the fattening versions. Not only are these dishes full of flavor, but they will not do a huge number on your waistline.