You know that you should be eating healthy, but who has time for that? Who doesn’t love the taste of a greasy hamburger or soft, buttery chip? Well, it turns out that there are plenty of foods that will satisfy your cravings without giving you a nagging feeling in the pit of your stomach. Here are some healthy alternatives to some of your favorite dishes:.
The 10 Healthiest Foods You Can Eat
4. Canned fruit in water or light syrup
5. Whole grains, like oats, quinoa, and barley
6. Dark leafy greens like spinach and kale
7. Lemons and limes
8. Oatmeal with fresh berries or bananas for an extra healthy boost
9. Hot cocoa made with skim milk and dark chocolate pieces (or just cocoa powder)
Healthy alternatives to some of your favorite dishes
The following list of foods is not all-inclusive, but is designed to give you a sense of the variety of healthy alternatives available.
Your favorite fast food burger:
If your favorite dish is a greasy hamburger, try making your own. If you need a little help coming up with a recipe, here’s a good one from Food Network:
1 lb ground beef
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Brown the hamburger in a skillet on medium-high heat until it has reached an internal temp of 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Drain the fat from the pan and add the Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add cheese if desired. Serve as you would any other burger—with lettuce, tomato and onion on a bun.
The result will be healthier than most fast food burgers and more flavorful than frozen ones that come in packages or boxes. You can also experiment with different types of meat (chicken, turkey) and vegetables (mushrooms).
Thanks to the huge selection of healthy foods available, you can find healthy alternatives to many of your favorite dishes. It’s easier than ever to take care of your body and still enjoy what you eat.