Try These Healthier Alternatives to Popular "Junk Foods"
Let's be honest. We all have at least one "junk food" that makes us go weak in the knees. While it's perfectly fine to enjoy these treats in moderation, many of them include ingredients that are proven to be highly addictive, making them pretty difficult to resist. But what if I told you there's a way you could enjoy all of these guilty pleasures without the guilt and potential health risks? Check out this list of the most common addictive junk foods and their healthier (yet still tasty) alternatives. You're welcome!
What's not to love about a scoop (or two, or three) of refreshing ice cream on a hot summer day? High amounts of sugar and carbs, that's what. Occasionally substitute the sweet frozen treat with this dairy-free option that will still keep you nice and cool.
Enjoying a nice bar of chocolate can truly be a therapeutic and pleasure-filled experience, but sugar and fat levels tend to be on the higher side. Get this—you can actually enjoy a cup of creamy chocolate mousse made with avocados!
A juicy beef patty and ooey-gooey cheese slapped between two fluffy buns?—yes, please! However, excessive intake of red meat and saturated fats have been linked to serious health problems including diabetes and kidney failure. Instead of the traditional meat cheeseburger, try this spicy veggie burger recipe.
I'm a firm believer that every special (and not so special) occasion deserves to be accompanied by a celebratory cake. However, commonly used ingredients such as butter and eggs aren't exactly good for our bodies in large quantities. Worry no longer—here's a gluten free, dairy free cake recipe to save the day.