Eat this, not that

So I’m always looking for ways to diversify my diet and incorporate new concepts, fun recipes, and healthy alternatives to some of my favorite snacks to keep me mentally gratified, and that won’t screw up my progress and make me feel like a fat loser with zero discipline after the fact!

Throughout my journey I’ve realized the most effective way to avoid temptation with my diet is to stay ahead of it and incorporate foods and drinks that are not only good for me, but taste good as well!

Today I want to share with you 4 of my personal vices, and their accompanying guilt-free, healthy alternatives.  

The only way to have success with any kind of diet, is to make sure 2 factors are present:

  1. Variety
  2. Mental stimulation

Here are some things that I incorporate within my personal meal plan that’ll make you feel like your “cheating”, but are actually really good for you…

Caramel Marshmallow “Cereal”:

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Ingredients: Quaker oats 1-minute oats, Stevia, Almond milk (unsweetened, vanilla), International Delight fat free/sugar free Caramel Marshmallow coffee creamer.
Instructions: Mix 1-cup dry oats, 1 packet stevia, 1 cup almond milk, and 1 tbsp Caramel Marshmallow coffee cream in a bowl.  Eat it.  No heating needed.  

Calories-345
Protein- 11g
Carbohydrates- 60g
Fat: 7.5g
Calories saved from alternative: 162 (and a sh*t load of sugar!)
I recently created this little concoction and feel like it taste just as good as any kids cereal. Please try it and let me know what you think!

PB +J

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Ingredients: Ezekiel bread, Jif natural peanut butter, Smuckers sugar-free grape jam.
Instructions: Spread 1 tbsp Jif natural PB and 1 tbsp sugar-free jelly on 2 slices of toasted Ezekiel bread.  
Calories-265
Protein-11g
Carbohydrates- 45g
Fat: 8g
Calories saved: 265

Mocha Latte:

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Ingredients: Coffee, espresso, (if desired) stevia, Walden Farms calorie free chocolate syrup, Walden Farms calorie free Mocha creamer.
Instructions:  Add 1 packet stevia, 1.5 tbsp chocolate syrup, and 1.5 tbsp Mocha creamer into your coffee/espresso combo.  Stir thoroughly and enjoy!
Calories- 0
Calories Saved: 360

Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Protein Ice Cream:

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Click here for short instructional video of ingredients and instructions!
Calories-285
Protein- 44g
Carbohydrates-3g
Fats: 7g
Calories saved: ??? This depends on how hard you go at the make your own frozen yogurt joint, or work you put in on your favorite Ben & Jerry’s pint.   A pint of Ben & Jerry’s has around 1400 calories.  You can do the math. ☺
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