When you’re trying to lose weight and detox, it seems like so many cravings come up: syrupy French toast for breakfast, fries and chips for snacks, mayo-laden sandwiches for lunch, cheesy pizza for dinner, and ooey gooey brownies for dessert. But guess what? You can have all of those! Just take advantage of simple swaps and you’ll enjoy guilt-free meals and treats while still whittling your waistline.
1. Wild Blueberry, Mint, and Flax Seed Smoothie
Smoothies may sound like a healthy breakfast, but it depends on what you put in them! Swap out artificial sweeteners and cow’s milk for naturally sweet blueberries, a touch of honey, and almond milk.
2. Quinoa Crisp and Berry Parfait
Chock-full of protein to keep you full all morning, plus probiotics, fiber, and anti-inflammatory compounds, this makeover parfait swaps out high-sugar granola for crunchy quinoa.
3. Individual Egg and Spinach Bowl
When you’re craving cheesy eggs but don’t want to break the calorie bank, try this easy-prep recipe that portion controls with individual bowls. Filled with juicy veggies and feta cheese, you won’t believe this delicious egg dish comes in at only 84 calories!
4. Skinny Banana Split Protein Smoothie
Sometimes your sweet tooth kicks right when you decide to eat clean. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to satisfy your sugar cravings. Try this skinny banana split protein smoothie that uses non-fat Greek yogurt instead of ice cream. It will fuel you up for the day ahead, and keep you from thinking about dessert all day long.
5. Slow Cooker French Toast Casserole
French toast is a classic breakfast guilty pleasure, but when you’re trying to lose weight and detox, it’s high carb and sugar content are a no-no. This healthy version is a calorie-controlled rich treat that swaps starchy bread options like brioche for whole grain bread, while 1% percent milk, or almond milk, stands in for full fat cow’s milk, and honey is used over maple syrup.
6. Mediterranean Egg White Frittata
Frittatas make for a high-protein breakfast that can get you through the week one slice at a time, but depending on what you put in it, the fat content can shoot up fast. Try this super healthy version that doesn’t sacrifice the scrumptious taste, using egg whites, low-fat feta cheese, and a bunch of colorful veggies.