Perfect Replacements for Your Biggest Cravings

Added to Recipes on Mon 05/07/2012

Portobello Pie – Instead of Pizza



1 large portobello mushroom

1 tbsp low-sugar pasta sauce

1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese

Vegetable toppings of your choice



Preheat oven to 375°F degrees. In place of crust, use a Portobello mushroom that has been cleaned and the stem removed. Place the mushroom on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes to dry it out. Remove the mushroom from the oven and add 1 tbsp of low-sugar pasta sauce. Then drizzle 1/2 cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese and your favorite vegetable toppings. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Enjoy!


Popped Chickpeas – Instead of Salty Snacks



1 tbsp olive oil

1 can of chickpeas, drained

Your favorite spices to taste



Sauté the chickpeas in the olive oil until they pop. Sprinkle with your favorite spices to taste. Enjoy!


Carob Chips – Instead of Chocolate


1/3 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup carob powder

1 to 1 1/2 tbsp sugar substitute

1 tsp vanilla extract



Melt coconut oil over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in carob powder, sugar substitute and vanilla. Drop the dough in tablespoon-sized drops on a parchment lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until solid, enjoy!