I can rationalize just about anything. I somehow rationalize eating an entire bag of Oreos in one sitting or buying an insanely expensive pair of shoes. I decided to put my rationalizing powers to good use and find ways to make eating your usually guilt-ridden foods a little lighter on the guilt. Not by telling yourself they are good for you. But by actually making them good for you. Well, better for you.
Add fiber to your cereal
If you absolutely have to eat the sugary, low-nutrition cereal that is dominating the grocery store shelves, at least give it a fiber boost with GG Bran Crispbread fiber sprinkles. Three tablespoons instantly ups your meal’s fiber value by 5 grams and only adds 12 calories, and a satisfying little crunch.
Spice up your popcorn
Popcorn can be pretty low in fat, but it’s still an unnecessary snack because it’s almost void of any nutrition. Turn it into a bite with benefits by adding fat-burning cayenne pepper and improve digestion by drizzling on some olive oil.
Bake your own potato chips
Bagged potato chips can have up to 10 grams of fat per 15 chips. And those are some tiny chips! Make an even crispier, healthier variety by thinly slicing your own potatoes and baking them. Try sweet or purple potatoes for added fiber. You’ll get a delicious smoky flavor that no bagged chips have. Toss them in a bowl with some sunflower seed oil and a little bit of sea salt and you have yourself a party snack.
Make your own popsicles
In reality, the best part of a lollipop is the cool refreshing ice and the activity of licking it. Especially for kids. They will enjoy them just the same without all the added sugar and food dyes. Blend up your favorite fruits until smoothe, add a squeeze of lemon juice and pour the mixture into a paper cup with a popsicle stick in the middle. Put in the freezer until frozen.
Homemade Pizzas with Pitta
Skip the high-carb, low-fiber white crusts and grab a whole wheat pitta bread for your pizza. Top with chopped and pureed tomatoes, whatever toppings you like and bake for 20 minutes.
It’s always nice to have an excuse to eat “unhealthy” foods, right?