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Six healthy food alternatives

A few small eating choices that can help you shift the pounds and curb your cravings, reports Remeka Washington-Wint 

It’s that time of year when we have given up on the idea of losing weight and getting in shape is a thought we no longer have. Getting healthy is about more than a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It is not always the case that we can completely change our eating habits so starting small is key. Here are a few healthy alternatives:

  • Cauliflower

Often unloved and unappreciated, the cauliflower is a super versatile vegetable. It can be used as a chicken alternative for vegans but is also a great rice substitute. Boiled, fried or grilled – a cauliflower covers all bases.

  •  Courgette

Everybody knows spiralised vegetables make amazing spaghetti alternatives. Boil the spiralised courgette and stir through your desired sauce.

  • Fruit and yoghurt

Not exactly a crisp alternative but one that’ll hit the right spot anyway. Thinly slice and bake some apple. Once cooled dip in yoghurt for a “chips and dip” vibe or even as a dessert.

  • Butternut squash

Everybody loves a chip but a squash has less than half the calories and is a great source of fibre, and it also contains both vitamin C and E. Chunky wedges with half the carbs, what’s not to love?

  • Quorn

Not strictly for the vegans and veggies, Quorn is a great meat alternative that is both healthy and delicious. Available in all forms; burgers, mince and nuggets to name a few – you will never tire of this unique food.

  • Turkey meat

It can be argued that turkey mince is better than beef but many have disproved this theory, whereas turkey bacon is known to be the better alternative to pork. An oz. of turkey bacon compared to its pork counterpart will save you 118 calories.

The key to healthy living will always be moderation, but these healthy alternatives will help you on your path of clean living.

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