Spaghetti Squash, Spiralized Vegetables
Just hold the mayo! It’s crammed with the bad kind of saturated fat.
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Flax or Almond Meal
Tinkering with how animals live and eat results in lower
Ditch refined white breadcrumbs.
Refined carbs can cause you to pack on pounds and raise your disease risk.
Regular mashed potatoes (though delicious) are high
in carbs and
Skip the unhealthy kind of saturated fat – and lactose if you’re intolerant!
Full-fat Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream
White rice is rapidly digested, making your blood sugar spike.
2 Avocados or Hummus
Avocados, on the other hand, are nature’s mayo – filled with healthier fats and a delightful creamy mouth-feel. Prefer hummus? You’ll also win with unsaturated fat, protein and fiber.
Using riced cauliflower instead (whether DIY in the food processor or pre-packaged) is a very good source of fiber and a calorie bargain at just 25 calories a cup!
Mashed cauliflower has a similar taste and texture for a fraction of the calories. Another bonus: Cauliflower is loaded with phytochemicals that have anti-cancer benefits!
Grass-fed,pasture-raised meats give you the edge nutritionally. They have 50% more omega-3s than meat from conventionally raised animals.
Opting for veggies is a gluten-free and low-calorie move. Still craving a “real” noodle? Try those made from legumes for more protein and fiber than traditional noodles.
Half & Half
Using flax gives you a plant-source of omega-3s while almond meal provides a protein boost along with healthy monosaturated fats.
Coconut milk’s still high in saturated fat, but it’s mostly medium-chain triglycerides. MCTs are absorbed for quicker energy. And coconut’s dairy-free.