You’ve probably been hit more times than not with a sweet tooth dying for some creamy milk chocolate, or a craving for some hot salty fries. Well depriving those sweet tooth moments or unhealthy cravings will not only result in wanting it more, but will lead to over indulging later when you eventually give in. And that’s not good for you either. So instead of holding back, find a healthier substitute to satisfy the need. To get you started, we went ahead and made a list of some alternative food choices for 10 unhealthy food cravings.
1. FRENCH FRIES
baked zucchini bites, baked sweet potato fries, baked butternut squash fries
2. ICE CREAM
frozen yogurt, greek yogurt with fruit, fruit yogurt popsicles, smoothies, pudding cups
cocoa nibs, dark chocolate (higher % cocoa the better)
spaghetti squash, shredded zucchini, brown rice pasta, sweet potato noodles, black bean spaghetti, quinoa
whole wheat cinnamon swirl bread, high fiber granola, your favorite fruit with almond butter, rice cakes
whole wheat bread, whole wheat tortilla
fruit (it’s nature’s version of candy after all), nuts
homemade pizza with wheat dough, whole wheat veggie wrap, pita bread and hummus, cauliflower pizza crust, zucchini pizza boats
kale chips, veggie chips with hummus, pop chips, baked chips, vegetable sliced chips, avocado spread with quinoa crackers, home popped popcorn
sparkling water or seltzer splashed with juice
Tips: Be disciplined when it comes to portion control. You don’t want to counteract making a healthier food choice with over indulging. Too much of anything isn’t healthy for you! Satisfy the craving and know when to stop.
Get started making smarter food choices today!