We are already in the third month of the year, y’all! I hope you have been doing a great job with achieving your goals and resolutions. One of my goals is to continue making healthy choices and eat foods that are better for me and have more nutritional value. Today, I am sharing five of my favorite healthy food swaps.
Use bell peppers
Stuff bell peppers instead of a taco. On Taco Tuesday, ditch the hard taco shells or soft tortillas, and put all of your toppings inside a boiled bell pepper. Simply cut off the pepper and hollow it out. Then, place the peppers in a large pot, cover with water, and bring to boil.
Make your salad dressings
Throw out your salad dressings. Store bought dressings are full of sugars and sodium. Instead, make your own dressings at home. Combine 2 parts apple cider vinegar and 1 part olive oil, then add salt and pepper as desired. For a lemon vinaigrette, mix olive oil with fresh squeezed lemon juice and garlic, then add salt and pepper as desired.
Use Greek yogurt for sour cream or make your own dip! If you haven’t tried swapping Greek yogurt for sour cream, you are missing out. Next time you reach for sour cream to top your taco or dollop your baked potato, grab Greek yogurt instead. For a healthy dip, mix together shredded spinach, salt, pepper, pesto and Greek yogurt. Use pita chips or vegetables to dip.
Spaghetti squash/zucchini pasta- Try using spaghetti squash or making zucchini pasta with a spiralizer in your next pasta dish. Add some ground turkey and mozzarella for a decadent, low-carb alternative to heavy pasta.
Come back next week to read part 2 and get five more healthy food swaps to make 2017 the best yet.
What are your favorite healthy food swaps? Leave me a comment below!