Healthy Fangirl: Better-For-You Swaps

Eating healthy is something that most of us struggle with from time to time. There are so many foods that taste so good but are really not good for your body. Lately, I’ve been obsessed with making things that are healthier than our favorite foods, but still taste really great!

Cauliflower Tots
This is a spin off of a regular potato tot, and it’s a good way to sneak vegetables into your diet. I’m a pretty picky eater, but these just taste so good. I don’t think they match the texture of a traditional tater tot, but they remind me of thanksgiving stuffing— which is delicious. I adapted this recipe by taking out the onions, and adding some garlic powder and onion powder just because of my personal preference, but you could add probably any seasoning you like and it would still taste great!

Cauliflower Tots

Peanut Butter Energy Bites
I love candy, so I’ve been trying to satisfy my sweet tooth with other foods. These energy bites are so good and I pretend they’re peanut butter cups while I’m eating them. With just simple ingredients and a little time in the fridge to chill, they are the perfect snack to grab instead of picking up candy.

4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites

English Muffin Breakfast Sandwich
I love a good bacon, egg and cheese bagel from a deli, but those are definitely not the most healthy breakfast. An easy way to lighten this up is to get rid of the bacon, use fat-free cheese, and use a whole grain English muffin instead of a bagel. This breakfast is super filling and it’s my favorite way to start off my morning. For this one I don’t follow a recipe- I just scramble 2 eggs in a frying pan, add some shredded low-fat cheddar cheese, and throw it on a toasted English muffin.

Fruity “Ice Cream”
Along with candy, ice cream is my favorite thing to indulge in. Again it’s not good for you, so I have an alternative that I enjoy even more, especially in the summer months. I take one of my smoothie recipes and alter it just a bit. I usually use a whole banana instead of half, cut the amount of liquid in half, and throw in about 3-4 big tablespoons of vanilla yogurt. After it’s done blending I freeze it for a little while before I eat it! It’s such a fun way to have the texture of ice cream without the crazy calories.

Yummy and Healthy Summer Smoothies!

Fruit Infused Water
Everyone’s seen the pictures all over social media with giant glasses of fruit in water. I actually tried some different combinations after seeing so many, and I have two favorites. The first is just simple lemon water. It’s a nice way to get that taste of lemon without tons of sugar from a traditional lemonade. The second one I’ve been loving is this strawberry and orange combination with just a little bit of mint. It’s a much healthier version of sugar-packed fruit juice, and it tastes just as refreshing.

Fruit Infused Water

Let us know if you try any of these healthier swaps, or if you have any other great ideas by commenting below or tweeting us!

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