#30Tipsin30Days - Day11: Healthy Swaps!

#30Tipsin30Days - Day11: Healthy Swaps!

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - I may be a veteran when it comes to #TeamNOSugar – but that doesn't mean that I don't have the same cravings and weaknesses you do.

I've learned to say no and "remember my why" – but I still want pasta or sweet potatoes or sweet treat from time to time!

Enter, healthy swaps to the rescue!

My top three:

  • Spaghetti squash
  • Zucchini noodles
  • Roasted Butternut squash w caramelized onions
  • Honorable mention: a dessert-esque Greek yogurt treat

It's all about tricking your taste buds, folks. About once a month – I go on a bender and have turkey meat sauce over spaghetti squash, instead of pasta all week– especially in the fall and winter months. SO good. Now, it's NOT pasta – let's be clear – but it will give you that similar taste and fullness but without the carb coma that comes with it!

Zucchini noodles were a staple in the beginning, too. I found the hand-held spiralizer you see in the photo at Walgreens. I hear they're also at Walmart! Another way to sub for pasta.

Annnnnnd y'all – let's talk about this roasted butternut squash with caramelized onions. Just discovered that this week! SO good AND a great substitute for sweet potatoes. Seriously. Want the recipe? Hit me up in the comments and I'll get it posted this week!

Lastly, this Greek yogurt 'treat.' Plain, non-fat topped with blueberries, crushed walnuts and drizzled (lightly!) with honey. Yumtastic! Again, TRY IT.

Remember, you can eat GOOD on #teamNOSugar. It's all about thinking outside the box!

**Editor's Note: Please consult your doctor before starting any new health and wellness plan.**