FOOD MATRIMONY: TOP SKINNY SWAPS FOR BETTER OR WORST

September 6, 2015

Can you take a guess what shopping for a  divorce attorney and going up two pant sizes have in common?  The failure to commit for better or for worst! Both maintaining a healthy waistline and having a happy marriage require commitment, mutual understanding, and a strong determination to always make their marriage or health a priority!

 

Unfortunately, the notion “for better or worst” is failing miserably on both ends with new obesity statistics showing that nearly 2/3rds of adults are at an unhealthy weight. In 2014, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 600 million were obese. On the spectrum of marriage, researchers in the United States estimate that 40-50 % first marriages and 60% in second marriages will end in divorce.

 

A strong marriage will go beyond the façade of glitzy diamonds, hot date nights, beautiful flourishing kids, whereas a thin waistline will go above and beyond strict diets, starvation, long hours at the gym, and the obsession of feeling inadequate when swimsuit season arrives. For a healthy waistline to ALWAYS STAY, and a MARRIAGE TO GO THE TEST OF TIME, it’s the small simple steps that one DOES IN THEIR EVERY DAY LIFE that will yield a greater percentage for happy results.  In honor of making your food matrimony work,  here are MY TOP SKINNY SWAPS FOR BETTER OR WORST!

 

  • CAN SUB ANY OF THESE ITEMS IN YOUR FAVORITE DISHES OR RECIPES

  • CHARTS FOR MORE HEALTHY SWAPS

 

 

 

  1.   OLIVE OIL, AVOCADO, OR COCONUT OIL >BUTTER AND CANOLA OIL

  2.  BANNANA MASH IN BAKING> BUTTER

  3.   BROWN RICE > WHITE RICE

  4.  UNSWEETENED ALMOND, RICE, OR COCONUT MILK > COW’S MILK

  5.   RAW FRUIT>COCONUT WATER > FRUIT JUICE

  6.  WHOLE GRAINS> REFINED GRAINS

  7. GLUTEN FREE PRODUCTS> GLUTEN

  8. MARSHMALLOW FLUFF> FROSTING MIXES

  9. NATURAL LOW GLYCEMIC SWEETNERS LIKE STEVIA, OR XYLITOL >ARTIFICAL SWEETNERS

  10. COCONUT NECTAR, HONEY, MAPLE SYRUP, OR AGAVE > WHITE SUGAR

  11.  GREEN TEA >COFFEE > LATTES AND SUGARY COFFE DRINKS

  12.  ALMOND OR COCONUT FLOUR > WHITE GLUTEN FLOURS

  13. WATER WITH SLICED FRUIT> SPARKLING FLAVORED WATER > SODA

  14.  FRESH OR DRIED HERBS AND SPICES>SALT

  15. LOW FAT DAIRY> FULL FAT DAIRY

  16. SALMON > STEAK

  17. BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES > FRENCH FRIES

  18. NUTRIONAL YEAST >VEGAN CHEESES> DAIRY CHEESES

  19. VEGGIE BASED SAUCE > CREAM SAUCES

  20. FROZEN BANNAS > ALMOND AND COCONUT ICE CREAM> FROZEN YOGURT> FULL DAIRY ICE CREAM

    (THROW IN A BLENDER)

  21. NATURAL PLAIN CEREAL GLUTEN FREE OATS/ MUESELI/QUINOA, > BOXED SUGARY CEREAL

  22. CAULIFLOWER> POTATOES

  23. GREEK YOGURT> SOUR CREAM OR LOW FAT MILK

  24. SPAGHETTI SQUASH or ZUCHINNI RIBBONS> PASTA

  25. RAW NUTS> PLAIN NUT BUTTERS> PROCESSED NUT BUTTERS (LOOK FOR ONE  INGRIENDENT TO AVOID THIS)

  26. PLANT BASED BURGERS> TURKEY BURGER > BISON BURGER> BEEF BURGER

  27.  VEGGIES> CRACKERS AND CHIPS

  28.  QUINOA> RICE

  29. TOASTED WALNUTS> CROUTONS

  30. STEEL CUT OATS> GRANOLA

  31. GLUTEN BROWN FREE RICE CAKES > BAGELS AND TOAST

  32. CACAO POWDER > COCOA POWDER

  33. HIMALAYAN SALT> TABLE SALT

  34. UNSWEETENED YOGURTS > SWEETENED YOGURTS

  35. FROZEN WHOLE VEGETABLES AND FRUITS > FROZEN TV DINNERS

  36. OLIVE OIL AND VINEGAR AND HERBS > PACKAGED SALAD DRESSINGS

  37. POULTRY AND FISH > RED MEAT AND PORK

  38. TOFU> CHICKEN

  39. MUSTARD> HOT SAUCE> KETCHUP> BARBEQUE SAUCE

  40. LETTUCE WRAPS> WRAPS

  41.  NATURAL CHOCOLATE PROTEIN BAR> CHOCOLATE CANDY BAR

  42. PROSECCO/CHAMPAGNE> RED WINE> WHITE WINE> LIGHT BEER> VODKA/SODA> MARGARITAS AND SUGARY MIXED DRINKS ( LIMITED TO ONE- TWO DRINKS A WEEK) 

  43. TRAIL MIX WITH DARK CHOCOLATE (NATURAL OR CREATE YOUR OWN)> COOKIES

  SINFUL BLUEBERRY COOKIE RECIPE ( GLUTEN FREE)

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup of coconut flour

1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt

2 TBSP of Egg Whites

1/2 Tsp of Vanilla

1/3 cup of granulated stevia I used Sugar Leaf 

1 tsp of Baking Powder

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup of blueberries

Vegan Chocolate Chips (Lilly's, Enjoy Life ) 1  Tablespoon 

 

Directions

 

1)Preheat oven to 375 degree Fareinheit

 

2)Combine wet and dry ingredients seperately

 

3) Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients and then stir in blueberries and chocolate

 

4) Drop tablespoons of batter onto a baking sheet lined with foil and spray with choice of plant oil or you can can take muffin holders and form into muffin shapes which is a larger cookie like I did. If thats the case your going to bake a bit longer by two- three minutes

 

5) Bake for 9-10 miutes for small cookies, and around 12 minutes if you use make it more in a muffin size like I did.

 

6) Take out and cool and then serve with some more blueberries or coconut whip cream!

 

 

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL AND USEFUL DIAGRAMS TO POINT YOU TOWARDS " THE  SKINNY BLISS OF FOOD MARTIMONY"  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER: The nutritional and well-being information on this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional nutritional or  medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition

 

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