Take all the sugar and carbs out of food, and what do you get? Bleh. Dieting can be tough. You can eat until your full, and yet still want more if the food doesn’t satisfy your craving. I believe there is a lot more to why we crave these certain processed foods so much, but I wont get into all that. I’ve been meal prepping for a while now, and I’ve come up with a few hacks to please my appetite.
What’s your favorite part about plain oatmeal? Nothing? That’s what I thought. I used to hate waking up to a tasteless breakfast every morning. So, I found a few ways to jazz it up. My favorite things to add are a spoonful of almond butter and a half a teaspoon of almond extract. It’s more likely to fill me up. If I don’t have those ingredients, a simple sprinkle of cinnamon will do. This simple spice has a ton of health benefits, including the boost of metabolism.
Another option for breakfast that I’ll eat in the morning is greek yogurt. With lower sodium, carbs, and sugar intake than regular yogurt, it’s an extremely healthy option. If you’ve ever tried greek yogurt, though, you know that the taste is very tangy and tart. Not many people like it. I found that by mixing a spoonful of canned pumpkin pie filling can help with the flavoring. Top it off by sprinkling a bit of Truvia and raisins to the mix, and you’ll have yourself jumping out of bed for this breakfast!
Its safe to say I definitely have a sweet tooth. In the past, whenever I prepared myself a salad I would ruin its healthy characteristics with a not so healthy dressing. Anything with raspberry, strawberry or pomegranate flavoring was my top choice. The amount of sugar added was just so much! What I now do is pull my Truvia back out of the cupboard, and mix a small amount of that with some olive oil. Not only does this trick amuse my sweet tooth, but I feel much less guilty after I finish my salad.
There you have it! These hacks are only a few that I’ve been able to come up with over the last few weeks. If you have any, please feel free to share!