7 Health Food Hacks Even Fussy Eaters Will Love

Changing your diet and eating healthy can seem like a massive change to your routine, but it does not have to be. By making substitutions and incorporating changes slowly, you are well on your way to having a nutrition filled diet – and with these 7 tips, we promise it will be delicious too, even for fussy eaters!

When you strive to eat healthily, you find that not everything tastes good. This is especially true for fussy eaters. To stay on the right path, you need to become creative with your meal planning. Finding nutritious foods that satisfy is key to losing weight and becoming healthier. That’s why we searched out some health food hacks that even fussy eaters will love. Incorporate each of these seven tips into your day and you will find that eating better is simple.

Our Top 7 Health Food Hacks

1. Fruit and vegetable-based desserts are incredible.

Desserts filled with nutrient-rich fruits or vegetables are a great way to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Think about making a yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting or zucchini bread. You can also whip up some avocado pudding, sweet potato bread pudding or pumpkin crumb cakes. The internet is overflowing with quality desserts such as beetroot brownies that will take your health to the next level.

Fresh fruit on top cream dessert

2. Nutritional yeast is an incredible cheese substitute.

Nutritional yeast is also known as yeast seasoning. This substitute for salt and pepper provides a salty and cheesy taste that is great to swap out for cheese. You can use it on top of your vegan lasagne for a boost of flavour. Nutritional yeast powders and flakes provide many vitamins and minerals to boost your well-being.

Spaghetti wrapped around fork

3. Chia seeds make the perfect crispy bread-free crumb.

When you avoid bread, it can be tough to find a binding agent for your recipes. Instead of using bread crumbs, swap them out with chia seeds. You can bind meatballs, meatloaf and burgers without the use of bread crumbs and eggs. Think of the flavour you’ll create with some chia-encrusted chicken or fish as well.

4. Switch out half of your mince with finely chopped mushroom.

As you make your way into the world of eating healthier, you find unique and innovative substitutes for everything. One of our favourites is to use mushrooms for mince. They are packed full of nutrients, low in calories and offer plenty of fibre. Plant-based dieters find the protein that mushrooms supply is also a great substitute for meat.

Mushrooms in a pile

5. Try red lentil, ancient grain or chickpea pasta instead of the normal kind.

Adding nutrients to your pasta increases your health substantially. Lentils provide vegan protein while the ancient grain is also rich in Vitamin B. Chickpea pasta is a fantastic source of potassium and iron, which is vital for your circulation.

Man cooking in kitchen with vegetables

6. Substitute cream for cauliflower.

With cauliflower, you can thicken dishes without adding a negative taste. Cauliflower is a superfood, filled with fibre, antioxidants, choline and provides a low-carb substitute in many of your favourite foods.

Head of cauliflower surrounded by vegetables

7. Swap flavoured porridges for slow-cooked oats.

You don’t have to eat porridges to feel satisfied. Swap them out with oats instead and enjoy benefits such as receiving plenty of fibre, lowering cholesterol and improving blood sugar levels.

Bowl of oats with milk and fruit

BONUS TIP: Buy your health foods in bulk!

It normally ends up cheaper to buy your nuts, grains and healthy treats from a health food shop, rather than a grocery chain. Want to find your local health food shop? Search your suburb below!

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      Brit McDowell

      Lifestyle Specialist & Subject Matter Expert

      Brit McDowell is a Product Specialist at Localsearch with a background in marketing, business and tourism management. Aside from her specialisation in technical processes, Brit is known for her green thumb and growing succulent collection, love of dogs (especially Dalmatians), eye for home interior and fervour for travel. Brit is also a Lifestyle Specialist on the Localsearch Blog and enjoys sharing her research and knowledge in home and gardening services, food, beauty and general lifestyle tips and tricks.