SIMPLE FOOD SWAPS

Here at Nuband we are all about simplifying anything over complicated. We all know how difficult it can be to make healthy decisions especially when struck for time or travel frequently, it can become overwhelming when you’re being tempted by unhealthy options, in and around every corner. An office full of biscuits or Holiday with friends or family can definitely test your will power for self-control.

We believe life is all about balance and you should not restrict yourself from the things you want, but everything comes in moderation. Like with everything in life, always best to start small. Often we find our diets will fail simply because we restrict ourselves so badly from the foods we are really craving that we find ourselves starving and demolishing whatever is put in front of us.

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean restricting on food, simply try and build your plates with predominantly whole foods like: fruits, veggies, wholegrains and good quality protein.

In this article you'll find a few simple food swaps you can introduce into your daily food habits, or search for on a menu next time you dine out.

ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH SIMPLE BOLOGNESE SAUCE. Now we’re not saying there is anything wrong with pasta, carbs are a great source of energy when it comes to living our busy lives. However a simple swap of pasta for Zucchini noodles, can offer a great low carb alternative. You can even go fifty fifty and bulk up your pasta serving with noodles.

SWEET POTATOES

Who doesn’t love a good old classic jacket potato? If you’ve grown up in the Uk these were most likely a staple in your mums cooking. However the sweet potato can at times get overlooked here are a few reasons why you should start introducing more sweet potato in your diet: A good source of vitamin A, C and B6. With 4 grams of fibre per serving it will stop the spike in your blood sugar the way mashed potatoes would.

HOMEMADE BURGERS, Grilled burgers

If chickpeas can become a burger you can do anything! Chickpea burgers, lentil burgers, beetroot burgers, chicken burgers, mushroom burgers, you get the idea… If a greasy Saturday night burger is what you’re after why not swap for a healthier alternative? Creating a plant based burger, can also be a great addition for meat free Monday’s. When dining out simply ask your waiter for a naked bun, or choose one of their grilled burgers instead.

TORTILLA PIZZAS

Heaven on earth exists and it can be found in all shapes and sizes, large, small, thin crust, thick crust, stuffed crust and now Tortilla crust. Homemade pizzas can be incredibly versatile, they can be 2 of your 5 a day, gluten free, vegan and low calorie.

HEALTHY BANANA PANCAKES

Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Yes please! Who would have known you can make pancakes with just a simple three ingredients. Combine, banana, egg and baking powder and voila you’ve got yourself a high protein practically carb free pancake. Why not add oats to the mix? Fluffy and sweet and a lighter alternative to everyday sugary pancakes.

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