Posted: February 6, 2016

It’s difficult to continually eat healthy when you miss some of your favorite meals or snacks but here are some ways you may not have to miss out on taste and go easy on the waistline.

Zucchini Fries

Cut 4-5 small/medium zucchini into strips and place on a baking sheet after you place aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Mix together 2 tablespoons of olive oil, lemon zest and 2 cloves of minced garlic. Brush mixture on the zucchini strips and then sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top. Season with salt and pepper if you would like. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes at 350 degrees.

Spaghetti Squash

Heat up spaghetti sauce (with low sugar) on the stove. Place the entire spaghetti squash in the microwave for 5 minutes. Cut in half and let it cool a little bit. Scrape out the inside into a bowl discarding the seeds. Mix in the spaghetti sauce, sprinkle cheese on top and enjoy!

Cauliflower Wings

Line baking sheet with foil and preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut cauliflower into pieces. In a bowl mix together ½ cup of all purpose flour, ½ cup of water and ¼ teaspoon of garlic salt. Dip cauliflower into the batter until evenly coated and place on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Brush cauliflower with your favorite or homemade buffalo or barbeque sauce. Place back in oven for 5-7 minutes.

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Add 4 cups of frozen strawberries, 3 tablespoons of agave nectar or honey, ½ cup of plain Greek yogurt and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy and serve or store in freezer for up to one month.

Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese

Cook 2 cups of pasta on the stove and drain once cooked. Stir together ½ cup of milk, 2 cups shredded cheese and ⅛ teaspoon of salt on the stove until melted. Add ½ cup Greek yogurt and cook on low until the sauce is hot. Stir in pasta and enjoy!

There are tons of new recipes to try that are healthy! Try them out and even create your own.

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