8 Easy Swaps to Make Your Meals Healthy

8 Easy Swaps to Make Your Meals Healthy
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Can’t give up some bad habits? Do you love a sneaky soda or do you get the tub of ice-cream out for just two (six) scoops? Well, what if you could still enjoy them? You just have to be a little inventive and make some small changes.

Do you think your kids will like banana ice cream or pizza? Well, we will outline out to make these yummy and healthy meals below (and many more below!). Your kids will be none the wiser!  

Pork Belly Dreams

Crispy pork belly can make anyone’s mouth water. However, the layers of fat surely won’t make you feel fantastic afterward! Make sure you still get those delicious flavors by adding a whole new element, smoke. When you do smoked pork belly strips you will find that most of the fat is able to drip away. This means you and the family you can still enjoy your favorite cut without the guilt!

Homemade Muesli

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so start it off the right way.

Instead of kicking off the day with a bowl full of commercial cereal, which are sure to be filled with processed sugars and other preservatives, try having a bowl of homemade muesli as a healthy alternative!

Treat your body and taste buds the right way, by adding in your favorite fruits into your healthy homemade bowl of muesli!

Love a Cosy Sunday Roast Dinner?
There is nothing like having the family together for a roast meal on a Sunday. For some families it is a tradition for others it’s a reason to eat themselves silly! There is no need to abandon this cozy ritual to eat well, you just need to think of some yummy alternatives.

Why not try some honey carrots in the microwave or homemade crispy sweet potato chips instead of the usual heavy fare? We have even tried smoked pot roast rather than the usual option which sits in oil to cook

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!

Totally Tasty Pudding

Chocolate pudding is great for when you want something decadent and sweet for dessert. Usually, this milk-based chocolate treat can get you into some calorie trouble.

Try cutting out some of the calories by using an avocado base instead of cream. Yes, that’s right, you can make your pudding with avocados. You want to blend some cacao powder, non-dairy milk, avocado, and sweetener in your heavy-duty blender. Let the mixture chill in your fridge for a few hours. The result is creamy chocolate which is also really good for you.

Make Your Own Chocolate Bars

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If you find you a get a hankering for chocolate, try making it yourself. There is a huge difference between cocoa and cacao, so just by making the conscious decision to understand what is in your food, will significantly improve your health.

Cacao powder is packed with nutrients and tastes just as yummy as cocoa. We love making our own truffles, it only takes a few simple ingredients such as coconut oil, cacao powder and sea salt.

Don’t Step Away from The Chips!

The next time you want fries, try baking them instead of deep frying. First, you should toss 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.

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 favourites is cauliflower fried rice, the family didn’t even blink an eyelid when I served this one up!

Educating yourself 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 ideas and behaviours in habits to ensure you lead the healthiest lifestyle possible (well still enjoying it)!

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Thanks for the tips. I would try making the chocolate pudding with avocados!

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