3 Kinda Healthy, Definitely Tasty, WEIRD Food Combos
I would describe myself as “fit-ish.” Confused? It means I love to get my pump on at the gym… but I clearly eat pizza.
I admit it. I do indulge in
greasy sweet yummy tempting unhealthy things. There’s potential to have a six pack – I certainly work out hard enough – but in the end, less than nutritious food is my friend. Close friend. And I’m not willing to let go.
So… I strive to strike a delicate balance.
This exploration of balance has led me down an experimental culinary path. I have concocted some mad-scientist type weird food combos in hopes of saving some calories but replicating my favorite flavors. Here’s a few of my favorite weird food combos that truly take the cake.
3 Weird Food Combos That are Kinda Healthy
I’m not gonna give you a calorie count or macro breakdown or anything… I think that takes a little piece of fun from food’s soul. But everything in these mashes is sorta healthy, even though they’re uber weird food combos.
1. Peanut butter, sweet potatoes, and hot sauce…
That’s right. These three beauties come out with a tangy, spicy, nutty flavor that will drive you wild. I love these as a side dish, but sometimes I just straight up eat them as a meal replacement. Here’s how:
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 3 tablespoons hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter
Boil the sweet potato cubes until they’re almost soft but still have some crunch. Strain them in a colander and place in a bowl. Mix together the hot sauce and peanut butter, pour over the potato cubes. Put the cubes on a foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. They should be slightly browned and cooked through.
Seriously, just try it.
2. Cottage cheese, canned pumpkin, cinnamon
I personally can’t stand cottage cheese. Those little soft granules of goop floating around in that soupy mess… *shivers*
BUT if I can completely mask the flavor and change the texture, I no longer choke on this high protein healthy food. So that’s what I do. In an unorthodox way of course… using canned pumpkin and cinnamon. Here’s how:
- 1 cup cottage cheese
- 5 tablespoons canned pumpkin
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- 1 packet stevia for sweetness (optional)
You can do this with Greek yogurt too instead of cottage cheese.
Pumpkin pie flavor in a sorta healthy way… not bad.
3. Nutritional Yeast on… well… a few things
Ever heard of nutritional yeast? No? I’m not judging you.
Strangely, this weird stuff tastes kind of cheesy. But it isn’t dairy. So if you’re avoiding dairy in your diet or you’re lactose intolerant, it’s kind of a cool semi-healthy substitute. It’s even high in protein.
You can put it on popcorn, toast, or even butternut squash. It’s basically super versatile. As versatile as it is strange.
Go on… just try it. You’ll be surprised.
What’s Next? Hot Dogs with Peanut Butter and Bacon?
Actually, that’s a thing. Seriously.
What weird combos do you make with your food? Are they healthy-ish substitutes? What do they replace?
I wanna know… leave me a comment if you dare to be bizarre.