I Tried 7 "Magic" Health Recipes To See If They Actually Work
From waffles made of protein powder to noodles with zero calories, here's what worked and what definitely didn't.
Hey! My name is Hannah and I love to cook. I do my best to make healthy meals at home, and I love discovering new recipes that make it exciting to try nutritious foods.
For healthyish recipe inspiration, I usually turn to Pinterest because I can find tons of lightened-up versions of my favorite comfort foods. But every now and then, I come across a recipe that seems almost too good to be true.
So I put together a handful of the most baffling, "miracle" health-focused recipes on Pinterest and tested them out in my own kitchen. Here's what worked, what failed, and what you should try at home.
TL;DR: I was pleasantly surprised by some of these recipes, disappointed by others, and completely blown away by a few.
-The dessert recipes were pretty disappointing. The clean eating cookie dough tasted like frozen peanut butter bites, and the keto cookies tasted pretty ordinary even though they were fairly expensive to bake.
-If you're cutting back on carbs and don't mind eating pizza with a fork and knife, give cloud bread pizza a try. It's no where near as delicious as pizza, but it might satisfy your craving.
-If you're looking for a vegan alternative to bacon, tofu bacon has a similar crispy texture and smoky taste, but it's definitely not as good as the real thing.
-The sweet potato pancakes were actually super satisfying, and with a drizzle of maple syrup they're a great breakfast option.