Nutrition

Healthy Replacements of Junk Food

In the fast world, we live in, junk food literally surrounds us. This is truly a serious problem, which can be decided, as long as we use some little tricks. Our eating can be healthy and as delicious as it is, if we find the right substitutes of the junk food we most often consume. So, let’s see what the nutrition specialists have to offer us:

Apple Juice Replaces Sugar

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A number of researches have proven that the apple juice influences the healthy eating in a positive way. It gives a sweet note to the food, but at the same time does not contain a lot of calories. Unlike sugar, it stops all bad for the health substances, which we would take in, if we consumed sugar.

Let’s Replace Mayo With Fat-Free Yoghurt

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This will be a clever move, since fat-free yoghurt contains considerably lower amount of fats that mayonnaise or cream. A difference in the consistency of these products virtually does not exist. That is why we can safely use fat-free yoghurt where we normally add the unhealthy mayonnaise.

Avocado Purée Is Preferred To Oil

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According to specialists, the oils, which the avocado contains, are beneficial to our organism. It is recommended to replace the oil or butter, which we use when cooking, with avocado purée. It will be difficult to fry it, but why not add it to some recipes which require an oilier mixture. This way we will ensure the healthy levels of cholesterol and prevent heart disease problems.

Bananas Instead Of Sugar And Butter

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The bananas contents allow for them to turn into an excellent substitute of sugar and butter. At the same time, they are healthy, since they contain potassium and normalise the blood pressure. Apart from that, snacking on bananas you will take care of the well-being of your digestive system.

Nuts Are Better Than Croutons

You are used to adding croutons to your salad? Try replacing them with nuts and you will be left surprised how nice is the end result. Replacing the salty and oily croutons with a handful of nuts, you will assure yourselves energy and health.

Oven-Baked Bacon

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Yes, it is not a replacement of the traditional bacon delight, but how can one replace it? Instead, let’s try to cook it in a healthier way. Grab an aluminium foil or a baking sheet and place it in the baking tray. You won’t need any fat, since bacon contains plenty, so you can just pour some water, depending on how crispy you want them. Then, you just need to place them in your pre-heated oven chamber for no more than 15 minutes.

Bear in mind that with the increased amounts of meals you cook in the oven cavity, the chance for it to "catch" greased burnt-on deposits and cooked-on oil rises gradually. Make sure to scrub your cooker every once in a while - the most effective timing is 2 times per year, according to oven cleaning technicians.

Cereal Rules Over Bread-Crumbs

You adore egg-and-bread crumbs, but you insist on eating healthy as well? Then just replace the salty bread-crumbs with cereal. Season additionally and enjoy the resulting chef-d'oeuvre.

Soda Instead Of Tonic

If you like the more caloric tonic cocktails, there is a way to prepare their dietary substitutes. Using soda instead, you will considerably lower the sugar contents of these drinks. Despite of that, the difference is barely tangible.

Zucchini Noodles

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One of the easiest ways to make a junk food healthy by lowering the pastry and dough in your diet is to replace the pasta with zucchini juliennes. In order to do that, you can peal the pumpkins or cut them thinly. If you wish, you can roast them slightly or use them raw. After that pour a sauce of your taste on top.

Potato Mash To Thicken A Soup

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Every chef has their own techniques to thicken a soup. Some use caloric products, such as cream. However, it can be successfully replaced with sweet potatoes. This way the soup will be slightly less caloric and also a bit healthier, since the potassium content in the sweet potatoes normalises the blood pressure values.

A post by Ethan Wilkins (6 Posts)

Ethan Wilkins is author at LeraBlog. The author's views are entirely his/her own and may not reflect the views and opinions of LeraBlog staff.
Born and raised in the little village of Hope, Derbyshire and never ever thought of staying long in one place. I mean, moving here and there, trying new things for as long as appropriate - this is the juice of life! First thing's first, I got to describe what I see. Maybe one of the reasons I chose journalism and creative writing as my life path. I hope these skills will help me convey my thoughts to the society, inspire them to go out and see the world for themselves! I currently work as a social marketeer and website analyst for a high-level domestic cleaning company in London.

2 Comments

  1. Zucchini Noodles sounds so interesting i might have to try thoes thank you for the wonderful post i really wanted an alternative for junk food i’ve been getting chubby and this will help me a lot thank you!

  2. While I was a student I used to eat a lot of junk food. Now I’m trying to eat healthy. I drink a lot of water and every time my brain start screaming “I want chocolate” I eat a banana and I forget about the chocolate.

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