Slashing some calories from your meal should not be that difficult. For the busy working adult, start the day right by making these healthier food choices and getting the extra boost to look better, feel better, and perhaps, lose a few extra pounds!
1. Non-fat strawberry yogurt VS Non-fat greek yogurt with sliced fresh strawberries
Creamy Greek yogurt has almost twice the protein of traditional yogurt, and the fresh berries add antioxidants and boost your immune system. Trade the strawberries for other types of berries, including blueberries or blackberries, if you prefer.
2. 4 French toast sticks VS 2 whole-grain waffles
The light, airy waffles will reduce your calorie intake by more than 200 calories and the whole-grain option adds fiber into your diet and aids in digestion. If you do not fancy waffles, whole-grain bread will do the trick as well.
3. Cinnamon raisin bagel VS 2 mini–cinnamon raisin bagels
Trading volume for quantity makes you feel like you are eating more, so you will never even notice that you have reduced your meal by almost 200 calories.
4. Bread and butter VS Baguette dipped in olive oil and vinegar
Vinegar is rich in acetic acid, which tends to make you feel fuller after a meal by stabilizing blood sugar. Also, olive oil is better for your heart than artery-clogging butter or even worse, margarine.
5. Chicken salad sandwich with mayonnaise VS Tuna salad sandwich with canola oil mayonnaise
With tuna and canola oil, you will get a double dose of heart-healthy omega-3 fats.
These simple meal substitutions will help you look better, feel better, and perhaps, help you lose an extra few pounds even if you’re desk bound for more than a third of your day! Add your favorite seeds into your healthy food swaps to get even more health benefits from your breakfast meals. Check out 5 Simple Healthy Meals for a nutritious dinner and 200 Calories or less yoghurt, chocolaty and fruity snacks for a energy-giving mid-day snack.
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