We can save 1000 calories with these simple changes!
Use salsa instead of ketchup: Ketchup has sixand-a-half times the calories of salsa and up to three times the sodium. You may think it still only has 15 calories, but when you think you can have 1 cup of salsa or 2.5 tbsp of ketchup, it makes a big flavour difference. The side benefit of salsa is you get three times the potassium so you will also lower your blood pressure with this simple switch.
Use Greek yogurt instead of Mayonaise: 2 tbsp of Greek yogurt is 18 calories versus 2 tbsp Mayo, which is 180 calories. If you find the fat free greek yogurt too lean, try low fat veganaise and save half the calories.
Kelp noodles are only 12 calories a cup. Combine with a ground turkey, tomato sauce dinner for as little as 230 calories. A whole wheat pasta dinner with tomato sauce and meatballs can cost as much as720 calories!
Homemade dressing instead of store-bought allows you to opt for lower calorie ingredients. This dressing is 50 calories for 2 tbsp serving. Kraft dressing runs 100 calories.
Makes 2 full salad servings.
Sparkling water instead of soda: I suggest putting a lime and stevia in the sparkling water to create limeade that is calorie free.
Coke = 150 calories a can.
Air-popped popcorn with melted coconut butter instead of microwave popcorn
Melt coconut oil and stir in vinegar. Drip mixture on top of popcorn. Sprinkle nutritional yeast and salt.
Total snack = 160 calories
1 bag of microwave popcorn with butter = 400 calories
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