Carbs are out veggies are in – here’s how to make delicious nibbles with half the calories

Gone are those days when our moms forced us to eat our greens and we tried to sneakily feed it to our puppers. Foodies have evolved and finally started to appreciate the veggies served on the plates, P.S. we’d like to give special credits to the hipster food trends for this. Wanting to live a healthier lifestyle, while drastically cutting out on those pesky carbs have led to the inventions of these “super foods”. You can now binge on your favourites guilt tree and without the stress of putting on those extra pounds right before your summer getaway. Here are 7 fixes for all your hangry moments, wholesome, nutritious and mouth watering.

 

Zucchini + Noodles = Zoodles

Some day’s you just want a massive helping of some good ol’ spaghetti, but then it makes you wonder if all the calories are even worth it. Good on you zoodles are here to save the day. Replace your very basic spaghetti with some thinly sliced zucchini strips and slather on the meat sauce. Pro tip: invest in a spiralizer.

 

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Why have them on the side as an extra, when you can simply have them as a super tasty grilled bun. That’s right, try this and you’re going to forget the concept of burger buns. They’re a perfect alternative for anyone trying to cut down on carbs and pack in those vitamins. Pro tip: spicy seasonings work the best for this recipe.

 

Cauliflower Crusts

We think its safe to say that there’s not a single person on plant earth who doesn’t love pizza. Sadly pizza joints are not the healthiest and lets not get us started with the mess we’re going to create while trying to get the perfect base. Thank god for whoever came up with the idea of cauli-crusts, great, mix, bake and eat, it’s that easy. Pro tip: make your own tomato sauce to make it even more healthier.

 

Sweet Potato Fries

We’re in love with shape of you, but not with the idea of feeling like a stuffed potato. Sweet potato fries are a great substitute, plus it’s a 4-ingredient recipe. What’s not to like? Pro tip: whisk up a minty yogurt dip to accompany the fries.

 

Let-us Taco

Swap the traditional wheat wraps with a fresh leaf of lettuce to hold all the goodness in. Pro tip: try out some Asian flavours; they go great with the lettuce.

 

Eggplant Lasagna

Leave the thick lasagna sheets out of this. Thinly sliced eggplant adds a great texture and flavour to this hearty Italian dish. Pro tip: grill the eggplant for that charred taste.

 

Carrot Noodle Stir Fry

Noodles are delicious but they can be nutritious too. On the nights you’re craving a light and flavour packed meal cook yourself up this easy stir-fry. Pro tip: add in some chicken or tofu for some added protein and serve it with a tasty soy, sesame and ginger dip.

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