“Junk food satisfies you for a minute while being fit satisfies you forever.” Be it late-night cravings or occasional binge-eating, we know that its okay to give in to your favourite junk food sometimes! But, if you want to meet your cravings halfway, here are some healthier alternatives for your favourite junk foods.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza/Keto Pizza
Do you want to eat a huge slice of pizza but are concerned about the calories? We’ve got your back! Cauliflower crust pizza or keto pizza is a delicious saviour for all those pizza lovers who are avoiding carbs or are trying to eat healthily. The cauliflower pizza is veggie-packed, naturally grain-free, and gluten-free, and it can even be made vegan by using plant-based or dairy-free cheese!
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Give up your side of French fries in favour of these feel-good, healthy sweet potato fries! Baked and nutrient-dense, these are legit crisp, crunchy, and quick to make! Caramelized on the outside and soft on the inside, we bet you won’t be satisfied with just one batch! Their delicious sweet and salty flavour is intensified when tossed in a light, garlicky spice, making them gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan.
Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)
Zucchini noodles (also known as “zoodles”) are gluten-free versions of zucchini pasta. Zoodles are simply thin strips of zucchini. Seasoned with garlic, tomatoes, basil, and parmesan cheese, this low-carb, keto-friendly, vegetarian recipe is the perfect way to introduce zucchini into your diet and can even satisfy your pasta cravings!
Homemade granola bars are easy to make, chewy, nutty, and delicious. No sugar added, these granola bars are nutrient-rich, gluten-free snacks that satisfy cravings for something sweet. High in protein with a good amount of fiber these can even help you curb your hunger pangs between meals. Filled with whole grains, dry fruits, seeds, maple syrup, and honey, these are can not only be a healthy alternative for chocolates with high fat and sugar but can also be a great snack to nibble on!
Nimbo Shikanji/Masala Soda
Nimboo shikanji/masala soda is typically sold by street vendors known as Bantawala’s and is typically made with lemon juice, crushed ice, chaat masala, and kala namak (black salt). It is available on almost every street corner in India, and hence can be a good choice over colas or soft drinks. Moreover, it makes up for a perfect cooling drink for hot summer evenings or scorching summer days. Drinking nimbu soda will leave you feeling refreshed in no time.
In conclusion, try out these yummy delicacies and bring a change in your lifestyle by adding these healthier alternatives to your diet!