Finding Healthy Alternatives to Unhealthy Foods

For my beat I decided to write about health and fitness. One of the biggest issues for people while trying to be fit is cutting out less healthful foods that taste so good. Restriction from certain foods can only be maintained for the short term. So even if you successfully cut out certain foods and lose the weight you want to lose, once you stop restricting that food you are going to gain all the weight right back. Being fit is about maintaining healthy routines that can be sustained for the rest of your life.

One way to do this is by finding healthy alternatives for your favorite unhealthy foods. I found this recipe on Tik Tok for Vegan Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal. The name may drive you away but trust me it is so delicious. If you have a sweet tooth like me and are always craving sugary foods this is the recipe for you.

The ingredients you will need are two bananas, one fourth cup of peanut butter, one tablespoon of flaxseed, two tablespoons of maple syrup, a cup and a half of almond milk, two cups of old-fashioned oats, one teaspoon ground cinnamon, one teaspoon baking powder and one fourth teaspoon of salt.

First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, mash the two bananas in a bowl and add the peanut butter, flaxseed, maple syrup and almond milk then stir it all together. In a separate baking pan put in the oats, cinnamon, baking powder and salt and mix them together. Next, pour the wet ingredients into the pan with the dry, mix them together and spread it out to fill the pan. Once this is finished and your oven is at 375 degrees you put the pan in for 35 minutes. When it is done baking, cut the finished product into little squares and top it with peanut butter. I then take an extra step and drizzle melted dark chocolate over the squares for extra sweetness.

I highly recommend this recipe to anyone trying to enforce a healthier lifestyle. It is a guilt-free snack that can fix any sweet tooth cravings.