Top 10 Macro Swaps
Sometimes we’re craving foods that aren’t necessarily conducive to hitting our macronutrients without going over, particularly when it comes to the carbohydrates and fats. Here are our top 10 rev approved macro swaps!
1 cup of cooked pasta will have around 50g carbs, whereas a cup of zucchini noodles will have less than 10g carbs. Swapping pasta for zucchini noodles allows you to be more creative with toppings, sauces, etc. while still maintaining a low calorie, macronutrient friendly meal!
Pb2, or any peanut powder, is simply just peanut butter with the oil removed. The macronutrient and calorie counts are much lower and you still get that delicious peanut taste!
Turkey bacon is much lower in fat than regular bacon, and can 100% be part of a balanced breakfast for a macro-counter!
Riced cauliflower is simply cauliflower made into rice-shaped grains! Similar to the zucchini noodles, you get more “bang for your buck” when it comes to macros, and if you make a pseudo “fried rice” type dish with veggies, low sodium soy sauce, a protein like shrimp or chicken, etc., you won’t be missing the rice!
An entire pint of these light ice creams is around the same amount of calories as one single serving from a higher calorie ice cream like ben and jerrys, and they still taste delicious! You can even add protein powder and almond milk to make a milkshake with the light ice cream for even more protein!
Bananas are delicious but 27g carbs for a medium banana sometimes doesn’t seem worth it from a macronutrient standpoint. Try to swap bananas for berries, as they have less carbs and even more fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied!
Plain nonfat greek yogurt has much more protein and much less carbs than the flavored kind! One of our signature rev tricks is to add protein powder to plain nonfat greek yogurt (also add a little water until the desired consistency is reached) to add even more protein, and the sour taste of the yogurt will be replaced with the taste of whatever flavor protein powder you use!
Cauliflower makes it to this list twice because it is so versatile! You can mash it up and it’ll be very similar to mashed potatoes. Green Giant even makes a premade frozen one.
Another classic revolutionize recipe! Instead of wasting countless calories, carbs, and fats on a greasy pizza, use a p28 flatbread, low fat or fat free cheese, marinara and your protein source of choice to enjoy pizza while staying on track!
If you have a sweet tooth, flapjacked mighty muffins in their chocolate flavors taste just like a mini cake! Add a serving of halo top ice cream to it and you’ll swear you’re cheating!
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Written by: Emily Ventura BS Public Health