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Heart-Healthy Alternatives to Your Favourite Junk Food

What comes to mind when you hear the words steak and chips, pizza and burgers? If you’ve ever had the pleasure of sinking your teeth into the meals mentioned above, your mouth is probably watering as we speak. As unhealthy as junk food can be, you can’t deny it tastes like heaven on earth.

But what happens when, for whatever reason, you can’t order your favourite guilty pleasure or have it delivered to you? You thank your lucky stars because it allows you to cook up a healthy alternative! For every greasy meal you can’t get enough of, there exists a dozen recipes that strike a balance between tasty and nutritious. Here are a few healthy and tasty recipes:

Whole-Wheat Mini Pizzas with Avocado and Smoked Salmon

Whole-Wheat Mini Pizzas with Avocado and Smoked Salmon

If there’s one meal that holds a special place in most people’s hearts, it’s pizza. Whether you’re celebrating an epic achievement or giving the pots and pans a break, pizza is a regular on most people’s plates. But instead of going the conventional route, you could make miniature versions of this popular dish. And rest assured, your heart will appreciate this dish just as much as your stomach.

Vegetarian Courgette Burgers with Orange-Carrot Salad

Vegetarian Courgette Burgers with Orange-Carrot Salad

Ask anyone to make a list of their favourite foods, and a burger is sure to make an appearance. But this burger is a bit different. With no meat patty and a generous serving of vegetables, it’s the perfect alternative to the fast-food burgers many people have grown accustomed to. And there’s no need to worry about greasiness, as this recipe uses Flora margarine instead of oil.

Seed Crusted Chicken Tacos

Seed Crusted Chicken Tacos

If you look at the dictionary’s definition of taco, you’ll probably find something along the lines of, “a hand-sized tortilla topped with a filling”. That’s a long-winded way to say “pretty awesome”. If you’re not going to be anywhere near a restaurant that sells tacos anytime soon, this recipe is going to come in handy. It can make six portions of tacos; enough for an entire family!

You may not be able to order from a restaurant or fast-food outlet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some of the meals that make you keep going there. The same overwhelming aroma that fills your nostrils when you walk into those establishments can envelop your kitchen. But at least now you don’t have to worry about whether the meal you’re digging into is good for your health!