Hey guys! I’m back with Day #3! So far I’ve posted 2 ways to be healthier- Make it Easy and Eat Healthier, which went along with my Homemade Granola Recipe. Today I’m going to post about ways that you can eat healthy while making it taste good. I touched on the subject a little on Day 2, but in this post I’ll go into more detail.
Make it Taste Great.
Ok, so, as I said in my last post, a big part of being healthier is obviously eating healthier. The two number one reasons that I think are why people don’t eat healthy are one; they don’t have time, and two; they think that eating healthy doesn’t taste good compared to the sugary, deep fried items that we are all used to eating. And, I’m going to be frank with you here; most of the time that’s the truth. But, by knowing what to put in healthy food, you can make it taste great without adding any unhealthy ingredients. This, I believe, is the realization that we all must come to in order to lead healthier lifestyles. So, now we get to the fun part: what can we eat to replace the unhealthy foods in our pantries? Take a peek at the next paragraph to find out…..
I mainly want to talk to you about sugar. You need some to survive, but our bodies prefer the natural, unprocessed kind found in fruits, honey, and maple syrup. Cutting down on refined sugar will definitely help you to be healthier. Personally , I’m trying not to eat any at all. Try to avoid granola bars and other packaged goods that have sugar or glucose-fructose listed in the ingredients. I know that that eliminates a big section of most school snacks, but there are some options that use organic cane sugar or honey as a sweetener. I will also be posting a healthy granola bar recipe in the near future, so keep an eye out for that as well. For recipes that use white or brown sugar, you can use honey, cane sugar or maple syrup as a healthier option. I found a recipe for avocado brownies on Pinterest, and it used honey and avocados as a substitute for sugar and butter. They came out great! I couldn’t believe that they had no refined sugar in them!
Sometimes butter can also be a problem, but coconut oil is a great substitute for that. 1/2 cup of coconut oil equals a 1/2 cup of butter.
Those are the main points that I wanted to make today! Let me know if you have any questions about more healthy substitutions in the comments! See ya later!
Yours Truly, MyDayIsBooked