03 Nov The top 5 healthy substitute foods to take you from fat to fab!
Are you looking to obtain a body ready for Summer? Do you need to shed a few final kilos before you try on the swim suit? One of the easiest ways to do this is simply substituting those fatty foods for a healthier alternative. You will be surprised by what a few small changes to your diet can do to your figure. You may even find that these changes are not only healthier but just as delicious!
So if you are looking for some ideas, ready my top 5 smart substitutes to get you feeling and looking better.
1. Healthier toppings
Who doesn’t love a nice, hot piece of toast for breakfast, slathered with butter, peanut butter or honey. But a lot of traditional toppings are full of fat and salt. Instead of honey or butter try a combo of avocado, tomato and eggs. Or maybe switch the peanut butter with some spinach, mushrooms and feta. This is not only super healthy but a lot more filling as well. The perfect way to start the day!
2. Boost your morning routine
Instead of having a morning coffee, try something new and completely different. A smoothie is a great and filling way to go if you want to swap out your coffee for something a little more healthy. Including banana, kiwi, berries, plain yogurt, oats and flaxseed in your morning smoothie will leave you feeling satisfied for hours. Plus this is packed full of nutrients that will keep you going and ward off that extra weight.
3. Bring your own sandwich
Everyone loves a good sandwich for lunch. They are a quick and easy snack and are pretty cheap and cheerful. But instead of buying a sandwich for work, bring your own. Stuff them with chicken, salads and some low fat cheese. Or how about a wholegrain wrap with beef or turkey, lettuce and capsicum? Not only do you know exactly what goes into your lunch, you will save a heap of money by making it yourself.
4. Upgrade your takeout
There are so many ways in which your take out food can be made a little more healthy. Instead of a burger, why not try some falafel? Adding hummus, rocket and tomato on a wholegrain pita is a great alternative. Replace chips with veggies or salads and replace soft drinks and fruit juices with water.
Or better yet, limit your takeout and eating out to twice a week. Not only will you save a lot of money but when you cook at home, you know exactly what goes into the meal. Take outs are often full of calories and fat so spend more time in the kitchen to keep you looking and feeling fab.
5. Swap out your snacks
We all love a good snack. Chips, lollies and chocolate after a hard day at work feels well earned. But if you are trying to lose a little weight, introducing fruit, Greek yoghurt or even vegetable sticks, such as carrots, celery or capsicum can be an excellent substitute. You can make a healthy dip for your veggies with a third of a cup of hummus or Greek yoghurt mixed with lemon and mint. Or some creamy avocado works just as well.
These are just a few ways to make small changes to what you eat which can lead to big differences to how you look. By eating better along with regular exercise, you will be looking and feeling better in no time at all.