1. Swap in frozen fruit for gummies
Are you a gummy bear, chewy candy-type person? If so, I’d recommend swapping them out for frozen fruits, like tart cherries, grapes, or even chopped mangoes.
It couldn’t be simpler — just pop a bowl of any of these fruits into the freezer for an hour and you have an instantly satisfying sweet treat that has the chewy texture of gummy bears without all the refined sugar and calories.
Plus, fruit has fiber and antioxidants you won’t get from sugary candy.
2. Swap in baked fries for deep-fried fries
Just because you’re in weight-loss mode doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy crispy French fries.
Try turnips or kohlrabi instead of potatoes — simply cut them up like fries, sprinkle them with a little olive oil or coconut oil, and season and bake them in the oven for an hour at 425° F until they’re crispy.
I promise you’ll love the way they taste and the way they crunch — and they’re SO much healthier than the deep-fried version
3. Swap in a mini-cheese/veggie pizza for regular pizza
No matter what, there are some nights when I just crave pizza!
But instead of going for a 300-plus-calorie slice of pizzeria pizza that’s packed with fat and empty carbs, I make mini-pizzas using portobello mushroom caps as the “crust.”
Just cut the stems off the mushrooms, put them on a lined baking sheet, and bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 300° F to soften the caps.
Top them with pizza or tomato sauce and a couple of roughly chopped mozzarella cheese sticks, and pop them back into the oven.And in a few minutes, you have a delicious, veggie-based meal of melty, cheesy mini-pizzas. So easy, SO good, and veggies most!