20.07.2011 18.Tammus, 5771
How to curb your cravings with healthier alternatives.
We all know how to eat healthfully – lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meat, fish or other types of low-fat protein, whole grains and several glasses of water a day. If only life were that simple, we’d all be slim, trim and full of energy. But all too often, cravings, temptations and poor eating habits get the better of us, and we consume foods that do us more harm than good.
In that regard, there are many ways to substitute such foods with more healthful versions without compromising on flavor or satisfaction. Here are just a few suggestions.
For breakfast, instead of a high calorie stack of pancakes, you can whip up what I like to call a brancake. Take two eggs, three tablespoons of wheat bran (it comes in a plastic bag and looks like sawdust), some sweetener (brown sugar or artificial sweetener), a dash of vanilla and a splash of water. Beat it all with a fork and pour the mixture into a small fry pan that is sizzling with some butter. Let it brown well on one side, then flip it over with a spatula and let it brown on the other side. When it’s done, put the brancake on a plate and top it with some unsweetened jam (like St. Dalfour’s) and/or a dollop of low-fat cottage cheese or sour cream, and you’ve got a delicious and filling way to start the day. For extra nourishment, you can add some ground flaxseed to the mixture….