Fries, chocolate, chicken nuggets and all the other unhealthy food that we love so much! How we love and hate them. Especially around my period I tend to eat lots of bad and unhealthy food, and always promise myself I will plan in an extra gym session later (which obviously never happens).
Finding healthy alternatives is probably the best way to deal with bad cravings. I replace candy with fruits, pasta with Zucchetti and fries with sweet potato which gives you a healthy and satisfied feeling afterwards.
We give you 5 unhealthy cravings that you can easily replace with tasty healthy ones!
#1 – Chips
Especially flavoured chips are a no-no. Choose for original chips with a low-fat percentage (e.g. Kettle), because most flavoured ones contain a lot of unhealthy and unnecessary extra’s.
#2 – Pizza
Yes, a healthy pizza is possible! The so-called ‘skinny’ pizza is a delicious alternative which is at its best when you make it yourself. Choose healthy toppings and bottom, you are the chef!
#3 – Pasta
I love pasta and this was definitely the hardest to replace. Last year I read about Zucchetti, which is the best alternative I found so far. You use a zucchini instead of pasta and you can make a nice sauce with healthy ingredients.
#4 – Chocolate
Most girls love chocolate and luckily for us there is a healthy type of chocolate you can eat when you crave chocolate but still want to eat ‘clean’. Choose for chocolate with a high percentage of cocoa in it. Most people don’t like pure chocolate, so don’t start with 80% but start with a lower percentage and built it up.
#5 – Fries
Sweet potato fries are a good alternative to French fries. It is less greasy and fat, you can easily make them in the oven, eat them with ketchup and it still tastes really good.
#6 – Bread
Just like pasta, bread is one of my favourites and so hard to get rid of (I am from Holland, a real bread-eating country). Especially in the summer when I am sitting on a terrace, I crave bread, with aioli, tapenade and all the other delicious dips it comes with. Nowadays, I replace white bread with spelt bread, which contains a lot of nutrition’s, and is a tasty, healthy alternative.