Diet tip for you. You can still enjoy your favorite treats just in a different way. These Whole Wheat Hummingbird Pancakes are the perfect example. I adore a Hummingbird cake made with bananas, pineapple and pecans, but cake is not very healthy. So I have to find a different way to enjoy all those glorious flavors. Enter pancakes. Pancakes have a cake like texture but have much less sugar and fat. That makes them fewer calories and less Weight Watcher points, too. Staying healthy and losing weight is all about finding ways to enjoy your favorite foods, just in a new way. Sometimes you really have to think out of the box.
Earlier this week, I made a Slow Cooker Sausage & Pepper Soup as a way to remake a sausage and pepper sandwich. I still got all the scrumptious flavors, but soups tend to be healthier especially if they are broth based. Using lettuce instead of tortillas is another way to cut the calories, like my Turkey Cobb Salad Wraps. In my Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup, I use pureed cauliflower in place of cream. I also like to substitute turkey breast for chicken. Turkey has less saturated fat than chicken making it less Weight Watcher points. Herbed Turkey Parmesan is a perfect example.
In my salads, I change-up the normal salad dressing proportions by making my dressing with more acid than oil, like my Spanish Salad with Ham and Olives. With my Carrot Cake Bread, I can enjoy all the delectable flavor of carrot cake but in a healthier form. My quick bread has less sugar and oil than cake. I still enjoy mashed potatoes, but swap some of the potato for rutabaga, Mashed Potatoes & Rutabaga recipe. Potato chips are another downfall of mine. So I took my favorite chips flavor and made them into baked steak fries, Salt & Vinegar Baked Fries made their debut. So don’t give up your favorite food; reimagine it and find ways to enjoy it in a lower calorie way. Stay tuned for a lot more diet tips.
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Whole Wheat Hummingbird Pancakes
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