Sometimes small changes can make a big difference. Here is how to make a 360 on your intake by only switching out one ingredient!
Instead Of Pasta
Bean pasta / Chickpea pasta
Contains four times less carbohydrates, and four times as much protein as regular traditional pasta. It is also six times richer in fiber. Plain pasta is made from wheat flour while this alternative is simply soy beans or chickpeas. It is a great choice if you experience sensitivity to gluten because they are gluten free and perfect if you want to cut down on carbs. These great options are available in most grocery stores.
Zucchini has little calories and contain potassium, vitamin A, folic acid and a lot of carotene and vitamin C. Potassium helps control blood pressure, because it reduces the harmful effects of salt. Vitamin C can help your blood cells function better, lowering blood pressure and protect against clogged arteries. Thus, zucchini lower the risk of stroke and heart disease.
Zucchini Pasta is done by slicing the zucchini lengthwise into long strips and then pour in the strips in lightly salted boiling water for about 15-20 seconds. Drain, serve.
Instead Of Rice
Rice is low in fiber and contain starch that affect our blood sugar negatively. By selecting cauliflower rice you get a higher fiber and protein dose that will make you stay full longer.
In some supermarkets you can buy it pre-made but it is also very easy to make your own.
Simply tear a large head of cauliflower on the thickest side of the grater, drop into boiling water for 10 seconds and then pour in a colander to rise of the water. Done!
Is unpolished unlike ordinary rice. Since the case around the grains is keeping nutrition value and inducing you meal higher amounts of fiber and B vitamins.
Great source of protein, rich in dietary fiber and low in saturated fat. It is also free from gluten.
Swedish Rice (Mathavre)
A whole grain product, and because oats are our most nutritious cereals and contains unsaturated fat and soluble dietary fiber is one of the best alternative to plain rice.
Instead Of Potato wedges / French fries
Sweet Potato Wedges
First of all sweet potatoes are significantly more nutritious than regular potatoes. The sweet potato is namely a kind of herb that is packed with antioxidants and are rich in vitamins C and E. It contains beta carotene and minerals and, last but not least fibers that are good for digestion.
Oven Roasted Root Vegetables
Carrots, parsnips and celery. Root vegetables are high in water and fiber and low in calories.
Plus they are yammi ;)
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