Hi all :) So thanks to a great recipe book in got I have found some great alternatives to unhealthy meals. Tacos: the shells are not good at all for you so put everything you have in a taco in an iceberg lettuce cup! tastes the exact same but use greek yogurt instead of sour cream. And also use this lettuce cup idea for burgers in exchange for the bun which can be full of suger ect. YUM!
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
To cut back on carbs in the summer, I use zucchini sliced the long way. Put in sandwich fillings like tuna or roast turkey slices, I just pick it up as if it was bread. I discovered that when i was told I was allergic to wheat. I used it as bread for sandwiches but it does reduce carbs too. Iceberg lettuce leaves or Bibb lettuce makes a great wrap too. Even for hamburgers ot hot dogs.243
Buy a head of iceberg lettuce, take off only the outer leaves and discard (the nasty ones). Do NOT remove the core (as my mother taught me), keep the lettuce inside an air tight bag and tear off only what you need. The lettuce will last up to a week or more, saving you money. It took me 20 years to figure this one out!
Romaine has better nutrional value than iceberg if you want to maximize your health benefits. Romaine contains vitamin C and beta-carotene,vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, manganese, chromium, vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and the minerals like potassium. Helps lower cholesterol, may fight cancer cells, brings down high BP. Much better than Iceberg lettuce.
Use Ken's Healthy Options for low cal salad dressing or lemon juice.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.