It's hard changing your diet from eating whatever you want to healthy eating. As spring approaches (fingers crossed), healthy eating is one way to look great and feel great. Here are some healthy alternatives and tricks to our favorite treats.
1. Instead of late night DHOP try making your own pizza! Have you ever had an English muffin pizza- they’re great! All it consists of is an English muffin, a little bit of sauce, and Parmesan cheese in the toaster oven. It will save you money, time spent in line, and calories. Try the Thomas 100 calorie English muffins and, if you can, limit yourself to one half unless you’re really hungry.
2. Instead of candy bars try chocolate covered nuts or pretzels; you will get your fix without the guilt. Try to use semi-sweetened chocolate chips, which are also handy to munch on in trail mix or sprinkle them on peanut butter and bananas too!
3. Another sweet treat that can replace ice cream or sugary frozen yogurt are frozen Jell-o puddings or Chobani yogurts. Throw them in the freezer before you go out and it will be ready for your late night munchies. Eating it frozen also takes longer to finish, keeping you occupied and satisfied.
4. To cut carbohydrates put cream cheese (use 1/3 the fat Philadelphia or whipped) on toast instead of bagels, this lowers your intake but still tastes good when you’re hung over and craving carbs. If you are looking for an alternative flavors try the Laughing Cow cheese spreads, only 35 calories a serving. Feel like you need a little extra protein? Try hummus! The brand Sabra comes in portion control packages and Tribe has great flavors.
5. Always remember to drink water. A lot of times we think were hungry when were really just thirsty. A few extra glasses before bed after a night out will help with your hangover the next day. Consciously trying to drink a glass before meals will also help curb your hunger, not to mention help your complexion at the same time.
Here’s an additional website to help that caters to girls who like to splurge in both sweet and salty on a college budget. Check it out! http://www.self.com/fooddiet/2009/06/30-healthy-snacks