15 “Eat This, Not That” Food Swaps
Here are 15 easy “eat this, not that” recipes you can make instead of traditional, fat, sugar, and processed laden dishes. These meal swaps are the perfect way for you to keep your nutrition on point without sacrificing flavor, or holiday spirit!
1.Pumpkin Cinnamon Bun Chia Pudding
Eat this for breakfast or dessert instead of a heavy calorie laden cinnamon bun, cake, or muffin. This is a treat for both your tastebuds and your body- the high protein content will keep you full, strong, and satisfied. Plus- this is an easy make-ahead recipe, perfect for meal prepping or entertaining guests.
2. Nutty Chocolate Mocha Bliss Balls
These bite sized balls of bliss are the perfect swap for any chocolate candy craving. They make a great addition to any dessert table, and can even be used as an energy filled snack between meals. They’re packed with protein and a decadent chocolate flavor- enjoy these delicious snacks without packing on the pounds!
3. Vanilla Chai Nice-Cream
Ice cream, meet “nice cream”… it’s ice cream made from frozen bananas! This recipe contains no added sugar, tastes like a sweet and spicy vanilla chai, and can be made in just a few minutes. You can easily make a large batch, or just a personal amount. Pair this with your favorite cakes and pies- we bet the whole dinner party will love it!
4. Sweet Potato Crumb Muffins
Soft and delicate center, with a crisp and sweet nutty topping, these muffins are the perfect dessert of grab-n-go snack. They’re naturally sweetened and bursting with Omega-3s (hey there, healthy skin and brain!)- seriously they’re so good for you, and they taste even better!
5. Stuffed Butternut Squash Boats
Eat this for dinner instead of a super heavy butternut squash pasta. You still get that amazing butternut squash flavor, but you also get loads of plant based protein and fiber to keep your belly full without busting buttons. This recipe is savory, satisfying, decadent, and healthy- bound to float even the pickiest sailors boat.
6.Berry Healthy Protein Smoothie
Skip the sugary breakfast cereal and sip on this sweat treat instead! Perfect for when you’re short on time, you can whip this recipe up in a few minutes. It’s packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants- the perfectly sweet way to start your day.
7. Mesquite Superfood Pizza
Pizza is acceptable all year round, no matter the occasion. This pizza is made with a superfood infused crust to amp up the nutrient content and help keep your taste buds happy. Healthy pizza vs processed frozen pizza any day!
8. Golden Turmeric Milk
Turmeric is famous for it’s traditional use in many Indian dishes, but did you know it’s also a superfood? Yup! Drink this instead of a sugar packed latte- the spices make this perfect for winter weather, and the turmeric acts as an anti-inflammatory along with a ton of other serious health benefits.
9. Sacha Inchi Chilled Coffee
This chilled coffee is the perfect replacement for sugary energy drinks in the morning. Made with Sacha Inchi Superfood Powder you can enjoy your coffee with a boost of protein and a slight peanut flavor without any actual peanuts! Also- it takes no more than 5 minutes to whip up- get buzzed!
10. Butternut Squash Fritters
Healthy fritters for all! Enjoy the amazing flavor that comes from these tasty and simple fritters- great for breakfast or even dinner! You can even prep the fritters and store in the fridge until you’re ready to cook them up, perfect hack to save some time.
11.Sweet Maca Pumpkin Pie
Traditional, store bought pumpkin pies are filled with processed chemicals, flours, sugars, fillers, and whole bunch of other not-so-great-for-you stuff. Guess what- you can easily make your own pie without all of that stuff! This recipe still uses a store bought crust, but you can easily make your own and use that instead. Oh, this recipe also uses Maca Superfood powder- it lends a seriously rich, sweet, and nutty flavor while boasting adaptogens and vitamins to keep you feeling young and lively.
12.Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Cranberry sauce doesn’t just make it’s debut for Thanksgiving, it sticks around through Christmas and can be found on most dinner tables. This sauce is way more flavorful than anything you slide out of a can- and all natural ingredients make it something you can truly enjoy.
13. Turmeric Pumpkin Pie Parfait
Instead of traditional pumpkin pie why not serve these ridiculously beautiful pumpkin pie parfaits? They’re super easy to make and only have a small portion of the calories you would eat from regular pie… a twist on a classic everyone will love.
14. Maca Mexican Hot Chocolate
Need a little spice in your life but you also need some chocolate? We feel you… and we also have your answer- Maca Mexican Hot Chocolate. The perfect combo of cozy hot cocoa with a little spice AND a superfood kick, this is sure to warm your heart and soul.
15. Cinnamon Bun Protein Pancakes
Instead of high calorie and low nutrient cinnamon buns, make these protein pancakes! They smell like cinnamon buns, they taste like cinnamon buns, but they pancakes and they’re good for you… honestly what more could you want! Imagine waking up to the smell of these babies cooking… mmm, delicious!