I'll never claim to be the healthiest .. I mean I guess it's how you define "healthy." To me healthy is moderation and not deprivation. Depriving yourself is no way to live! I won't get into that today, but simply want to share some seemingly strange food subs that I find amazing and my favorites.
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1. DIY chips/flat bread! - sounds weird right? Like WTF not just use regular chips? Well being real here I a lot of times DO use Doritos (make them spicy nacho preferably) - to top salads, serve alongside a protein or to stuff inside a wrap! (don't knock it til you try it) - but I know I shouldn't be doing that for EVERY meal and its fun to mix it up and try to DIY! I've been trying to up my fiber intake so I picked up some of these Joseph's lavash wraps! I'll post a link below - but you can find them at most grocery stores too. And feel free to use whatever wraps you have on hand! Flat out brand work great too!
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
On a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper lay out your wrap
Bake for about 5 minutes or until crispy
Break apart and season however you like! Or add cheese, nutritional yeast - these are perfect for topping a salad or building your own nachos.
2. Roasted Squash dipped in ketchup. Seriously. When I was little I absolutely DESPISED squash! But I never had it ROASTED. Here is how I do it!
Preheat oven to 425
Prepare cookie sheet with parchment paper
Cut up squash! My favorite is the kabocha squash (but also do butternut and buttercup!)
Spritz with cooking spray and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper!
Roast for about 30 minutes and flip at the halfway point!
devour and thank me later.
Eggs and peanut butter. or almond butter. or Trader Joe's MIXED nut butter. Seriously.. do it.
This in my opinion is an awesome way to boost your oats and get in some more protein aka keep me full longer!
Add a packet of oats to a bowl (i love the oat fit brand especially the maple brown sugar!!)
Add some water! I'm going to guess about a half cup?
Add in a half cup of egg whites
Microwave for about 3 minutes...you are going to have to start and stop it and stir it as you go!
When it gets all fluffy and the eggs look cooked...you are done!
Add some milk (non dairy is my choice) and some cinnamon and peanut butter!
Have you tried any of these combinations?
What are some "weird" food combos that you love?
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