5 quick tips for clean eating
1. Replace butter with avocado puree
This is a great way to substitute 'bad' for good' fats while also getting your daily dose of greens. The smooth creaminess of avocado is so lush you won't even know what you're missing. Avocado pairs surprisingly well with chocolate as well, so consider this a guilt-free way of getting your cocoa-fuelled dessert fix.
2. Replace heavy cream with evaporated skim milk
While evaporated milk tends to have a bit more sugar (only about 2 grams), but the major drop in fat content is well worth the swtich. What's more, you gain the same consistency with a fraction of the fat.
3. Replace eggs with chia seeds
Superfoods on their own, chia seeds can also be used in place of eggs if you have an egg allergy or need to cut down on cholesterol. Similar to eggs, the jelly-like consistency of soaked chia acts as an emulsifier.
4. Replace pasta with zucchini strips
Yes, pasta purists will certainly be up in arms, but those on a carb-free diet can embrace the wonders of thinly-sliced zucchini strips. It counts towards your five-a-day, too.
5. Replace maple syrup with pureed fruit
Resist the urge to pour maple syrup—or worse still, maple-flavoured syrup—over your waffles. Simply blending a cupful of fruit (blueberries, pineapples, and strawberries are great options) with honey does a great job at lending sweetness without the artificial sugars. It's a good way to get your dose of vitamins and anti-oxidants, too.