Replace chocolate bars with dark chocolate. Replace French fries with homemade kale chips. Replace sugary drinks with real coconut water. Replace ice cream with Greek yogurt pops.
Replace cereal with steel-cut oats. Instead of frying potatoes, why not try baking them in coconut oil? Get all the health benefits of coconut oil while giving French fries a crisp, crisp texture. Who says that all good French fries have to be fried? Throw those oranges in a box and make your own by adding some butternut squash instead of macaroni with elbows. It will give your macaroni with 26% cheese more texture and a touch of sweetness.
Pizza delivery is the best comfort food for college students, but there are also plenty of healthy pizza recipes to discover that are just as cheap and easy to prepare. Make pizza with zucchini, mini-pizzas with eggplant or mushrooms, or make your pizza with cauliflower dough to add vegetables to your diet and reduce your carbohydrate intake. Ice cream is amazing, but eating too much isn't so much. Instead of eating ice cream at every meal, swap it for vegan “ice cream” made with mixed frozen bananas and a few other ingredients.
There are so many different variations that you'll never get tired of them. If you can't eliminate pasta from your diet, try replacing it with spaghetti. If you don't like the texture of pumpkin, try making your own pasta with a spiralizer. Now you can enjoy penne pasta with balsamic butter sauce without feeling guilty.
Sometimes you just want creamy, tasty junk food, and it's hard to find good food that's low in fat. The taste of junk food can be very tempting, however, if you want to get in shape, you'll have to find a way to control these cravings. Now that you have a list of healthy alternatives to junk food, you can start having a healthy summer without missing out on the fun. As natural as it is to crave junk food, there are always healthy alternatives you can choose to replace your junk food intake and change the way you exercise.
Stating that junk food is designed to be easily accessible, appealing and ambrosial, Dr. Rebecca Pinto, physical therapist, highlighted why one should want to switch to healthier options. We live in a time when junk food is not just a fad, but for many it can be a means to an end due to its rewarding nature of consumption and accessibility.