Kick that, pick this: Enjoy your fave snacks with these smart substitutions
Overly restrictive diets are unsustainable and can make life miserable.
So why not take a different approach by making a few smart food and ingredient swaps to still enjoy your favourite meals, treats or snacks?
Smart food swap #1
Out: Flour-based tortilla wraps
In: Homemade tortillas
Flour tortillas often carry empty calories and refined carbs. Rather make your own using sweet potatoes. While this is still a carb, they’re complex, rich in fibre and also contain some protein. And sweet potatoes also packed with nutrients like vitamins A, B, E and C, and manganese.
Tortillas are extremely versatile, ideal for breakfast, lunch or a snack. Keep the fillings fresh and close to nature, and you’ve got a nutritious any-time meal.
Smart food swap #2
Out: Pasta salad
In: Chickpea salad
For a more carb conscious meal, we recommend ditching pasta and adding chickpeas to the mix instead.
Chickpeas are a great source of protein but they are also rich in dietary fibre and various vitamins and minerals.
Smart food swap #3
Out: Store bought dairy ice cream
In: Homemade cookies and cream ice cream
For some, dairy ice cream is a no-go zone due to digestive issues related to consuming products that contain cow’s milk.
In addition, most commercial ice creams are packed with sugar, hydrogenated fats and artificial flavourants. Instead, why not whip up a batch of homemade ice cream using coconut milk?
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