If we want to commit to a healthier lifestyle then we need to find ways to make this easily adaptable to our lifestyle to be able to commit. Since most of us, if not all, are always on the hunt for healthier tips, tricks and hacks… let’s look together for ways to make healthier choices and substitutions that are easy to apply and ones that don’t make us feel like we’re depriving ourselves. Read below for 9 healthy alternatives to replace your go-to snacks … hope you enjoy.
1 || IF you love dairy but you feel that it contributes to your acne or that you might have a slight intolerance, then substitute your daily labaneh or cheese on toast with avocado toast. This has gained great popularity lately and you can play around with it by adding a poached egg or scattering some sunflower seeds for an added crunch. Don’t forget the seasonings. Look below for added inspiration.
2 || Instead of your usual sugar loaded cereal in the morning why don’t you have some chia seeds instead. Hop on this new trend and learn about the amazing benefits of chia seeds such as being calcium-rich in addition to acting as antioxidants. To have them for breakfast, soak some chia seeds in yoghurt overnight, add pomegranates and blackberries in the morning for a satisfying breakfast like no other.
3 || For those of you with a serious case of an AM sweet tooth, just spread some peanut butter or almond butter on rice cakes, top that with fruits or your favourite jam or jelly for a seriously satisfying meal that won’t break the scale.
4 || For lunch ideas, harness the power of lentils and have it cooked Indian style, or have it the old fashioned way as a soup or Mujaddarah for a hearty meal in winter.
5 || Have a serious salad if you’re not in the mood for cooking; simply add some protein such as tuna, chicken or smoked salmon, add carbs such as quinoa, lentils, brown pasta, or chickpeas and you will have yourself a meal. If you’re a little more daring, add some fresh strawberries or dried cranberries and you will have also satisfied your sweet tooth along the way.
6 || For those of you craving that must-have piece of chocolate why don’t you try making chocolate avocado mousse to satisfy those cravings with none of the guilt.
7 || To have a guilt-free dinner, try swapping your hummos for a beetroot dip that looks and tastes amazing. Just add some yoghurt and tahini paste to pre-boiled beets, add salt, pepper and garlic powder (if you like), and Voila.
8 || If you’re like me (or everyone else for that matter) then one thing I absolutely can’t resist are french fries. Try making a swap for the healthier sibling; sweet potato fries. Use an air fryer for an added health kick.
9 || If you’re the type that loves snacking in the evening, then instead of reaching out for that pack of chips (the healthy kind, we hear ya), why don’t you cut up some zucchini’s, add some salt, pepper, and paprika, drizzle with olive oil and throw them in the oven for an irresistible snack.