16 Shockingly Healthy Recipe Hacks
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16 Shockingly Healthy Recipe Hacks

Whether we’re baking or in need of some comfort food, having a few healthy hacks up our sleeves is always a good thing. From smart ingredient substitutions to ingenious ways to transform the everyday into something mind blowing — let’s just say, cauliflower is one remarkable, underrated veg — these 16 delicious recipes have you covered in the healthy cooking and baking department. Enjoy these foods totally free of guilt!

1. Quinoa Sushi: Instead of the usual sushi made with refined white rice, swap in a colorful blend of whole grain quinoa for an added boost of protein and fiber. In other words, sushi with staying power. (via Turntable Kitchen)

2.Crispy Baked Potato Chips With Garlic, Thyme and Parmesan: Baked chips may not be a new thing, but with the few key points outlined in this recipe you’ll get perfectly crisp faux-fried potato chips every time. (via Cooking For Keeps)

3. Low-fat Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins: There’s not a trace of butter or oil to be found in these delicious muffins. Instead, pumpkin puree and applesauce team up to trick our tastebuds and create amazing texture. (via Ambitious Kitchen)

4. Shrimp Curry Shirataki Noodles: Use “Miracle Noodles” to lighten up this takeout copycat big time — each serving is under 300 calories! (via Home Sweet Jones)

5. Healthy Brownies (Gluten-free): You won’t believe these rich-yet-healthy brownies are made with a whole can of black beans! (via Brit + Co)

6. Vegan Cauliflower Cream Sauce: Roasted cauliflower and garlic add wonderful flavor to this creamy sauce made without a trace of dairy. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)

7. Lemon Greek Yogurt Crumb Cake: No sour cream or butter here. Instead, Greek yogurt and olive oil stand in beautifully to create this moist, brightly-flavored breakfast treat. (via Honey + Figs)

8. Pork Carnitas With Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower Rice: Get a load of this rice bowl made with fluffy cauliflower seasoned with cilantro and lime. Your move, Chipotle. (via Leaf Parade)

9. Low-Carb Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks: Loaded with a layer of stringy cheese, these grain-free breadsticks are simply irresistible. (via Oatmeal With a Fork)

10. Healthy Gluten-free Lemon Sugar Cookies: Chickpeas and whole grain sorghum flour team up with a few other healthy ingredient subs to create these soft, sweet cookies. (via Desserts With Benefits)

11. Fluffy Vegan Coconut Oil Banana Muffins: Make these mini muffins reminiscent of donut holes, you won’t regret it! (via Averie Cooks)

12. Cauliflower Breakfast Pizza: Start your day off right with better-than-leftover-delivery pizza. Made with a cheesy cauliflower crust and topped with more cheese and eggs there’s no way to pass up a slice. (via Brit + Co)

13. Strawberry Leather: Made of fruit with just a drop of honey, these healthy vanilla bean rollups are a much healthier alternative to those sold by the foot at the grocery store. (via Zizi Adventures)

14. Green Bean Fries: Next time a craving for French fries strikes, whip up these crisp, potato-free frites instead. (via Brit + Co)

15. Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Seed Pudding: Here’s your healthy fix to satisfy the most intense chocolate and peanut butter craving imaginable. (via The Slender Student)

16. Cake Truffles (Gluten-free): Coated in a less sweet carob and coconut oil shell, these cake pops are filled with protein-packed, whole-grain goodness without any refined sugar. (via Natural Noshing)

What healthy recipes hacks have you tried or come up with yourself? Let’s talk in the comments!