Eating healthily can be hard and sometimes we are too rushed or too busy to consider what we put on our plate.
But nutritionists know just how much of a struggle healthy eating can be, and how making healthy choices versus convenience isn’t always the easiest.
These hack will help keep your eating plan on track and will ensure you choose the healthy and easy way out too!
Swap salad dressing for Hummus
Salads can be a bit boring, especially if you’re eating in a restaurant or buying food from a convenience store that doesn’t really cater to those who prefer to eat clean.
If this is the case, see if there is hummus rather than salad dressing available as this is not only delicious, the chickpeas will give you added energy and make you feel fuller for longer.
Bake your own muffins
Muffins are delicious but they are often laden with sugar and not that good for you. The good news is you can change that, and you can also add spinach, beets, corn or even carrot to a muffin, or you can stick with good old banana to make them healthier.
A smart nutritionist hack is to keep a stockpile of muffins laden with fruit or veggies ready for breakfast so you can just grab one and go, even when in a rush.
Make extra satisfying salsa
Salsa makes an amazing snack, especially if you’re to play online Blackjack , bingo or watching TV.
The problem here though is that we usually use corn chips or regular potato chips to dip in the salsa and this negates most of the eating healthy benefits the salsa offers.
The trick here is to make your salsa more satisfying by adding cream cheese as the protein factor is thus increased and you’ll feel like you’ve eaten something far more substantial.
Swap margarine and oil out
Margarine and oil are not healthy and you can replace them easily with coconut oil or nut or seed butter.
This quick and simple swap gives you a boost and increases your healthy fats intake as well as fibre, antioxidant and protein intake.
Add balsamic vinegar
If you love fruit with cream or ice cream consider swapping the sugary stuff for balsamic vinegar reduction.
This combo of sweet and somewhat tangy and pungent is fabulous and works really well with strawberries, cantaloupe, watermelon, and even grapes, or if you’re feeling daring, try it on pineapple!
Switch to coconut cream
If you want healthier whipped cream, use coconut cream.
You can whip it up just the same as you would normal diary cream and you can even add vanilla extract or cocoa for some extra flavour.
Protein pack your pesto
Use pistachios instead of pine nuts to make pesto as they have far higher level of fibre and protein in them, plus they make the colour of your pesto all the more vibrant.