15. Instead of: Pork stir-fry with store-bought sauce
A hearty meal of stir-fry pork lathered with store-bought sauces contains incredibly high amounts of sodium and fructose corn syrup, which is damaging for both, your heart and your waistline.
Try: Fix yourself a healthy, filling and indulgent meal of stir-fry shrimp with homemade sauce and cut down the fats by more than half.
The sauce is very easy to make. You’ll need ½ tsp. finely grated ginger, 1 tbsp. rice vinegar, ½ freshly minced garlic, 1/8 tsp. crushed red pepper, and 1 tbsp. orange juice. If you want to spend less money on groceries and make this meal really quickly, pick out frozen shrimp.
Benefits: Shrimp will cut down both, calories and carbs, along with brimming your body with a powerful dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which fighting against inflammation and promote weight loss.
16. Instead of: Potato chips
Try: Roasted chickpeas or edamame
Instead of piling up calories by devouring oil-filled potato chips, snack of a bowl of roasted whole chickpeas or edamame. You can pop them into the oven after coating them with some vegetable oil spray and sprinkling a bit of sea salt. Allow them to roast until firm and crunchy, and after garnishing them with your favourite assortment of aromatic herbs, they will make the most indulgent and scintillating of snacks.
Benefits: Whole chickpeas and edamame are potently powerful sources of vitamins and fat-burning fiber. But if you can’t seem to find the time to get your hands dirty in the kitchen, just pick out a few packs of Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame, or The Good Bean Sea Salt Flavour Crispy Crunchy Chickpeas.
17. Instead of: Crackers
Crackers, even if they are made with ancient grains of whole wheat, are processed foods made with refined carbs that will pile up the calories instead of aiding your weight loss regime. If you want a quick, easy-to-make and satiating snack, popcorns are your best pick.
Benefits: Popcorn is a whole grain loaded with fiber and air, which makes it highly satiating, and filling to curb your appetite for longer hours. And it gives you that crunchy fix you crave, just make sure you don’t add too much salt.