Big Portions, Small Calorie Counts: Swaps Edition
I want to lose weight in 2020, but in the past when I've dieted I felt too hungry and couldn't stick with it. Can you suggest some simple changes that won’t leave me feeling deprived?
Hungry New Year
You’ve come to the right place! I’m all about better-for-you swaps. A big part of my food philosophy is finding low-calorie alternatives that provide big portions… This way, I stay fuller longer! Plus, healthy eating is way better when you get to dig into a nice full plate of food. Here are some everyday switches to supersize your healthy-eating plan…
Instead of Whole Eggs… Egg WhitesEgg mugs are one of my morning go-tos. This swap also works in egg salad, baked goods, and more.
Instead of Spaghetti… Zucchini NoodlesHere are some recipes!
Instead of Brown Rice… Cauliflower RiceHungry Girl recipes that call for riced cauliflower.
Instead of Salad Dressing… Salsa
Instead of Dried Fruit… Fresh FruitFreeze-dried fruit is another good alternative… You get a much larger portion than traditional dried fruit.
Instead of Pretzels… Seaweed Snacksseaweed sheets for 100 calories. Bonus: Seaweed is full of vitamins and minerals.
Hungry for More Smart Swaps?Pick up a copy of the Winter 2020 issue of Hungry Girl magazine for the Swapping Spree story -- we’ve got low-calorie swaps for bread, dairy, meat, and more. Click for details!
Chew on this:
January is National Hot Tea Month. If you've been thinking of trying matcha green tea, now’s the time!
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