Today on News 4 Jacksonville River City Live, I shared healthy hostess hacks for a healthy Thanksgiving.
Cauliflower: the miracle veggies!
My first tip is to blend cauliflower in your mashed potatoes and mac and cheese. It lowers the calories while increasing the fiber, which helps you feel satisfied. We used the cauliflower by Foxy Brand, which is a family owned company that grows fresh conventional and organic vegetables and strawberries that you can find at Publix and most major grocery stores.
Hummus: a versatile and nutritious flavor hack
My next tip is to use HUMMUS in your salad dressings and sauces because it’s an easy way to add flavor, plant protein and fiber. My favorite alternative bean hummus is by Lantana because it comes in so many fun, festive flavors ranging from mild to spicy.They’re easy to spot at Publix because of the colorful striped lids.
Potato chips with a healthy twist
Next I shared a healthier twist on potato chips made with different veggies. They are baked instead of fried and made with Thrive Algae Oil which is a super versatile oil that has has a neutral taste, a high smoke point AND a higher level of monounsaturated fat than any other cooking oil. You can find it on Amazon and in major grocery stores including Publix.
Desserts with benefits
My last tip is to serve desserts with benefits. I shared black bean brownie bites sweetened with Monk Fruit In the Raw, which is a zero calorie, zero carbohydrate sweetener. It’s a great low glycemic sugar substitute and recently became the only keto-certified sweetener on the market. The packets are convenient for one the go and one packet packs the sweetness of about two teaspoons of sugar.
You can find it at Publix