We are constantly bombarded with the carbs we love. How can we cut off such delicious carbs without falling right back into these unhealthy yet pleasurable meals? Whether it’s pasta, bread, rice, pie crust, cakes, etc Sometimes our favorite meals are typically filled with an unhealthy amount of carbs. Here are 5 ideas for healthy carb substitutes to make everyones daily carb intake a bit easier.
Brown rice for white rice
Brown rice is much healthier and natural than white rice. White rice is stripped of it’s outside layer. Removing important nutrients, namely fiber.
Turnip mash for mashed potatoes
While one cup of mashed potatoes adds up to about 180 calories. A cup of mashed turnip has only 51 calories. It also doesn’t need all the extra ingredients to give in the desired consistency. Use some natural herbs in place of salt and pepper for extra nutritional benefits.
Rolled oats for breadcrumbs
Breadcrumbs are in a lot of holiday dishes. Adding whole wheat rolled oats is a good way to cut out that extra little bit of sodium that comes with breadcrumbs.
Pita for bread
If you can avoid sliced bread all together Pita is a great substitute. It’s much healthier and has higher nutritional value. It’s more filling than traditional sliced bread while eating less carbs.
Whole wheat bread for white bread
If you insist on sliced bread or are serving rolls opt for whole wheat rather than white bread. It’s healthier and tastier. You lose a lot of nutrients in the process of creating white bread. Any time you have the option of whole grains they are usually the better choice.
Best part is that these substitutes are much easier for you to digest. Carbs are dangerous for our diets and need to be cut down as much as possible. These versions will help make every dish a bit healthier.
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