Just because youíre trying to eat more healthily doesnít mean you have to sacrifice your favorite food preparations! There are a number of nutritious ingredients that can replace your naughtier preferences without forgoing flavor. Try the following examples and see if your palate isnít as pleased as your waistline!
1. Quinoa instead of rice or pasta
White rice and pasta are ďbadĒ or simple carbsóyou know, the ones that donít provide much in the way of nutrition. But quinoa! This amazing ancient grain not only acts as a perfect platform for soaking up sauces, just like pasta and rice, but also itís a complete protein, which means it delivers all nine of the essential amino acids.
2. Shaved zucchini instead of pasta
Another magical swap, shaved zucchini (created by shaving zucchini into strands with a vegetable peeler) can carry sauces from the plate to your palateóand add a serving of veggies to your dish to boot. Bonus: You donít even have to cook it and itís a refreshing way to serve saucy dishes during summerís heat!
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