Friday, April 8, 2016

Amazing Healthy Alternatives to Junk Food

Trying to eat healthily is usually spoilt by giving into temptation. And there is one huge temptation that lots of people find difficult to ignore. Junk food! We’ve all craved junk food at some point of other. Whether it was pizza, burgers, or ice cream. But there are many ways you can satisfy your cravings without actually scoffing a load of fast food. Want to know how to make healthy alternatives? Read on to find out more!

Homemade Chips

Chips are delicious, but they are packed with so many calories! However, if you make your own at home, you can control their calorie count. If you oven-bake your chips instead of deep-frying them, then you will be cutting down on unwanted fat and calories. Homemade chips should be seen as a treat and shouldn’t be eaten every day. But they are great to serve up as a better alternative to frozen chips at your next dinner party!

Use Chickpeas Instead Of Flour

Cakes and Biscuits are hardly the most nutritious treats. However, it is possible to bake flourless versions which are a much healthier alternative! All you need to do is use chickpeas instead of wheat flour. Sounds crazy? Not really! There are so many advantages to baking with chickpeas. They are full of protein and fibre, helping you stay fuller for longer. And, as they are sugar-free, you won’t have to suffer a horrible sugar crash.

Get An Air Fryer

Frying in oil is very unhealthy. No matter what kind of oil you use. So it’s a good idea to ditch the frying pan and deep fryer for good. But you can still enjoy fried foods – you just need to get an air fryer! Instead of frying food in a whole load of oil, these appliances fry in very hot air. So not only are they healthier, but they are also safer. Because you won’t be dealing with hot oil. Take a look at different air fryers on sites like

Go For The Veggie Option

Meat can have a high fat content, and there are also some studies that eating too much can lead to weight gain: So it’s a good idea to cut down on your daily meat intake and give yourself, at least, one meat-free day per week. But you can still enjoy your fast-food favourites such as burgers. Just choose the vegetarian option! If you are making them at home, use nuts, beans, and pulses to make your patty instead of mince.

Choose Soda Water

Fizzy drinks are super refreshing but have ridiculously high sugar contents. You can still have the fizz without sugar, though! Just switch your cola or lemonade for soda water. If you want some more flavour, add a wedge of lime or lemon. Serve over ice for a great summer drink!

So there you have it; healthy and delicious ways to enjoy all your favourite fast foods and junk foods! 

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