just add bacon—that’s what all the restaurants do—but we like these healthy
add-ins even better.
There’s something so comforting about digging in to one of your
favorite snacks, meals or drinks, right? But sometimes, we have them so often,
we need a little bit of variety. Yeah, you
The dish: Steaming hot oatmeal
The choice: Dried fruit. And for a dash of creamy goodness, stir in a
splash of 2 percent milk.
The drink: Hot cocoa
The choice: Ground nutmeg. Freshly ground is wonderfully aromatic, but
pre-ground is easy and just as delicious.
The dish: Peanut butter sandwich
The choice: Sweet apple slices. Opt for the juiciest fruits you can
The dish: Chop salad
The choice: Cottage cheese. It’s lean and packed with protein, and if
the texture bugs you when it’s solo, you won’t even notice if it’s in a salad.
The dish: Hummus
The choice: Fresh veggies. Pita is awesome, don’t get us wrong, but
freshly chopped peppers, carrots and celery? Yummy and way good for you.
The dish: Yogurt
The choice: Fresh fruit. A tip? Get plain Greek yogurt and smush some
fresh fruit with a spoon or cut it up into little pieces. Stir it in, and you’re
flavoring your yogurt minus all the weird chemicals some companies put into it.
The dish: Couscous
The choice: Herbs and chopped nuts. Try different combos, like almonds
and parsley or pistachios and mint.
The dish: Mac ‘n’ cheese
The choice: Caramelized onion. Sautee it until it starts to brown, then
toss it in and bake until the cheese is bubbly.
What's your favorite add-in? Tell us in the comments!
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 1/10/2014 7:21:00 PM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, how to cut out junk food