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Monday, November 5, 2018

A little bit of creativity is crucial when it comes to eating well. Rather than denying yourself or overindulging just a few tweaks here and there won’t have you missing out on anything. Turn these idea yummy ideas into habits to ensure you lead the healthiest lifestyle possible (well still enjoying it)!

Can’t Give Up Mac and Cheese?
Processed pasta is not a good thing to eat on a regular basis. Get rid of boxed mac and cheese and make some at home. You can make a velvety cheese-based sauce with added butternut squash. This sweet take on mac and cheese is sure to be satisfying.

Take it a step further and replace your high carb noodles with a plant-based pasta made out of chickpeas or legumes. The texture may be a little grainier than regular pasta but it tastes almost the same.

Don’t Step Away from The French Fries
The next time you want fries try baking them instead of deep frying them!  First, try tossing your sweet potato wedges in a bag with olive oil and semolina. This coating with ensures you get a crispy oven chip every time. You can also try using a healthy oil like coconut to help reduce your cholesterol levels.

Make Your Own Condiments!
Have you tried making your own sauces? If you have ever had a read of the back you will notice that sugar is one of the main ingredients. If you see some tomatoes on sale, why not make this basic BBQ sauce recipe? Or you could try making a yummy pesto. It is great to add to pasta or as a coating on the chicken.

If you looking for a creamy spread like butter, why not try avocado. It is a similar texture to
butter and great to spread on flatbread or toast. It is super easy to also make your own salsa, hummus or even salad dressing. All you need to do is consult a few recipe books or give it a Google!

Sweet Dreams Are Made of Cheese
Whether it is salty, creamy, stinky or sharp we all have our favorite cheese. A pastime we couldn’t dream of giving up!

Have you ever made a cake and thought twice about having a third piece when you remember the two cups of sugar in it as well as the stick of butter! Well what if you could make your own cheese, then you will know how milk, cream and salt your consuming!

Start off with something easy like ricotta, all need is some milk, salt and a cheese bag (can’t find one, just make your own). You will be eating delicious combination like blueberries and ricotta on sourdough or spinach and ricotta ravioli in no time!

DIY Pizza
Love pizza? Don’t worry you don’t have to give it up! Just like anything, when you make it yourself you know exactly what is in, therefore you know exactly what you're putting into your body. Did you know a popular pizza chain need over 14 ingredients just to make the base.

All you need to do is make your own pizza dough and just make some changes to the topping. So, to get started, make your homemade pizza dough, this dough has all of 5 ingredients and it is how the Italians do it!

Once your pizza dough is ready to brush it with some extra virgin olive oil and throw on some veggies as well as some cheese and meat. (If you're feeling a little fancy, mix some black pepper, garlic powder and some of your favorite spices in with your veggies beforehand!)

Healthy Fried Rice, That Still Tastes like Rice
Rice can be good in moderation, however, if you find that when you cook it there is enough for the whole village (and you managed it eat it all) it might be time to find an alternative.

All you need to do is roughly chop your cauliflower and throw in a food processor for a minute.  You will find that the texture is very similar to rice. Use this ‘faux’ rice can be used in any dish where you would have normally used white rice and it tastes just the same. One of our favorites is cauliflower fried rice, the family didn’t even blink an eyelid when I served this one up!

Now you know how to make a few small tweaks to some yummy dishes! You just need to put it into practice and create some new habits. You will find that these habits will quickly evolve and soon you will be coming up with some tasty tricks and alternative all on your own.

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