i have been motivated lately to add more fruits and veggies to my meals and have been replacing items i would normally eat with other healthier options. some of the things i have been doing are replacing french fries with my hamburgers and hot dogs with sliced cucumbers or corn on the cob. the other night we had alfredo and i measured out a small portion of pasta and filled up the rest of my dish with diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and mushrooms. then i added a super small amount of i can't believe it's not butter spray, a dash of garlic salt, and a sprinkling of cayenne pepper seasoning. it was pretty much the tastiest thing ever and i have been craving it ever since.
since it is summer, we have been enjoying burgers at home quite a bit, but rather than throw a giant burger on a bun, i make a small thin burger and load that bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and mashed avocado (plus a squirt of mustard). avocado is a healthy fat, so although it is good for you, it is still filled with tons of calories. to make a mock guacamole, i just mash an avocado and add a little bit of garlic, crushed red pepper, and cilantro.
this burger was BANGIN'! it looks huge, but it is filled with veggies and a side of corn instead. i know that this burger is still filled with tons of calories, but far less than if i had a thick burger with a side of fries.
small steps in the right direction, right?
linking up with the paper mama, angry julie monday, and sarah halstead for wordless wednesday.