Compared to margarine, which is high in trans fat, butter is a healthier option. The fat in butter aids in the absorption of vitamins. As with all cow products, grass-fed butter is the best option, as it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids.
It’s all about the toppings. A thin-crust slice of pizza with tomato sauce and vegetables is a healthier choice than pepperoni, as it contains more vitamins and the cheese provides protein and calcium.
13. Pork Rinds
Compared to a serving of potato chips, pork rinds have no carbohydrates, more protein, and less fat. The fat they do have is 43% unsaturated, most of that being oleic acid, which is the same fat contained in olive oil.
14. Meringue Cookies
Made from egg whites and sugar, meringue cookies are naturally gluten free, and the egg whites provide protein and selenium. When compared to other decadent desserts, meringues are a smart option.
15. Angel Food Cake
Another dessert made with whipped egg whites, angel food cake contains no added fat and significantly less calories than any other type of cake. If you’re going to eat cake, this is a healthier option.