7 HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES TO CLASSIC RECIPES
7. Home-Made Mac n Cheese
This recipe uses whole wheat pasta and low-sodium veggie broth, as well as less butter. It makes 6 servings for the perfect side dish to any cozy fall week-night dinner.
6. The Best Healthy Turkey Chili
This dish is packed with tons of yummy veggies and spices, and the chef has swapped out ground beef for 99% lean ground turkey. Sometimes making slight modifications like this have barely any impact on the taste, but make a huge difference for your health!
5. Healthy Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
Ahh, a pasta dish that hits the spot but isn’t too heavy - and it has broccoli in it too! Makes a great family meal for lunch or dinner.
4. Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes
They’re light, fluffy, and flavorful, but without the negative side effects. Swap out potatoes for a healthier veggie like cauliflower! Get creative and use these in your next shepherd’s pie, or any other recipe that calls for mashed ‘taters.
3. Healthier Double-Chocolate Brownies
Yes, you read that correctly. One of the secret ingredients in this one is plain, low-fat yogurt. If you want to have your brownie and eat it too, here’s the healthy alternative!
2. Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes
Pancakes with the power of Greek Yogurt? Sign us up. This recipe is short, sweet, and to the point, and sounds like the perfect post-run breakfast to us.
1. Spicy Chipotle Cheeseburgers
Whether you use lean ground beef or turkey, this sounds like a sure-fire way to satisfy your fast-food cravings and take in a quarter of the calories.
Making small changes like swapping out classic ingredients for their healthier alternatives (think greek yogurt instead of sour cream) can have a lasting positive impact over time. Not many people realize the little details like that are what make the difference. Try these recipes out for yourself, and see if they hit the spot just like the classics!