I hate diet culture. Why are people so desperate to be skinny? Get a hobby! Keto, paleo, low carb, raw: They are all bizarre to me. Unless you have a medical condition that requires you to not eat certain things, it is okay (even good!) to have a bagel or brownie. And yet, weight-focused food companies continue to peddle truly bad-tasting products and people continue to eat them in an attempt to look different. For my money? I’d rather eat literally anything else.
In my time at Sporked, my thoughts on “diet” foods have been confirmed. Once in a blue moon, however, a “diet” food ends up tasting like a food you actually want to eat. So toss aside your preconceived notions and just enjoy these “diet” foods, because they actually taste good.
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Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Deciding to make everything out of cauliflower is stupid. Carbs are enjoyable and important and everyone needs to chill. Cauliflower crust frozen pizzas, however, are very tasty. They taste like regular pizzas with the added boost of more veggies, which I never mind. Some brands even put cheese in the crust as a binder. Another way to get cheese into pizza? I’m sold.
I recommend buying: CAULIPOWER Three Cheese Frozen Pizza
Eating a rice cracker by itself is one of the most depressing things a human can do. Using a rice cracker as the crunchy base for a delicious snack, however, is acceptable. I love a chocolate rice cake topped with Nutella and sliced bananas. A salted rice cake topped with really good tuna salad made with a bunch of fresh dill? Sign me up. Sometimes you don’t want bread and you don’t want a cracker. You want something a little different and that is a rice cake!
I recommend buying: Quaker Everything-Flavored Large Rice Cake
Diet culture really did cottage cheese dirty. It has everyone eating flavorless, watery, 0% fat cottage cheese and thinking that all cottage cheese tastes like that. It doesn’t! Cottage cheese can actually be delicious and versatile. I love to top it with tons of freshly cracked pepper and a drizzle of nice olive oil and serve it with raw, seasonal vegetables. Polish people use cottage cheese and noodles to make a rich, tasty dish called kluski z serem. Just remember to never buy fat-free cottage cheese!
I recommend buying: Good Culture Organic Whole Milk Classic Cottage Cheese
The health difference between wheat bread and white bread is, for the most part, negligible. And yet, many people still ditched white bread in favor of wheat for “health” reasons. While I think that is dumb, wheat bread is good! Wheat bread is its own thing that can be delicious and flavorful. It’s much more enjoyable when you stop trying to be “healthier” and just appreciate it for what it is.
I recommend buying: Nature’s Harvest Stone Ground 100% Whole Wheat Bread
Everyone hopped on the greek yogurt train because they thought it was better for you than regular yogurt. They’re just different! And both are good! Greek yogurt definitely should not be lumped in with diet foods because it is decadent and fatty when done correctly. This is another product where I’m begging you to not buy the 0% fat version. Please!!!
I recommend buying: Straus Whole Milk Organic Greek Yogurt