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Healthy Food Alternatives to Your Favorite Foods

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Eating a healthy diet doesn’t have to be completely full of sacrifices. Sometimes some of your favorite comfort and snack foods can be re-created in a more nutritious way. For example, if you love chips and salsa, try fewer chips (or baked chips) and include some fresh cut vegetables such as strips of pepper and celery sticks for dipping. If you love ice cream, throw a couple frozen bananas, dash of vanilla extract, and some peanut butter or almond butter into a food processor or blender for a quick, sweet treat. Replace croutons with crunchy, roasted chickpeas that are a cinch to make at home. For a sweet and salty treat, use an air popper to make popcorn and lightly coat with a mix of coconut oil, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Mashed potatoes are a big comfort food, but mashed cauliflower is just as good and offers far more benefits. If there’s something that you just always crave, search the Internet for a healthier alternative- there’s a good chance you’ll find something to soothe your cravings!