The rewards of baking are limitless — especially when what comes out of your oven turns out healthy and simply delicious. But how can you balance your love for the sweet stuff with your desire for a healthy and shapely body?
Unfortunately, removing refined sugar from your recipes is not enough since other ingredients contain oils, fats, and other kinds of sugars. These make your baked creations flavorful and moist, which is what keeps you coming back for more in the first place!
But don’t fret! Because we’ve got some easy recipes from The Maya Kitchen to steer you toward some healthy baking habits.
This healthy rolled oats bar will give you a feeling of fullness after eating to keep you from snacking in between meals. It also cleans up your digestive system and keeps your heart healthy.
For this recipe, butter is replaced with avocado, a fruit rich in monounsaturated fats. Drizzle on some melted dark chocolate to improve health and lower the risk of heart disease.
Instead of your usual potato fries, go for carrots, a vegetable rich in fiber and antioxidants. Mixing it with spices helps increase your body’s metabolism and shed off unwanted fats.
In reality, finding breads and pastries that are healthy to eat every day is quite challenging. The recipes above are just a glimpse of how creative you can get with your healthy baking regimen.
If you are a lover of baked goods, and for whatever reason, find yourself in the middle of a diet, don’t lose hope. There are always healthier alternatives of “having your cake and eating it too”.