From the milk you’re drinking to the chocolate you’re treating yourself to, choose the best food options for your goals and dietary needs with some help from our ‘This or That?’ roundup – because one size does not fit all.
ALMOND BUTTER VS PEANUT BUTTER
…Interesting! We’re not saying one is better than the other – just that they’re different. Both are a popular breakfast ingredient among our influencers, and each comes with its own health benefits. Almond butter is also higher in iron, fibre and antioxidant-packed vitamin E, but PB wins in the protein department – and is lighter on your wallet!
70% VS 85% DARK CHOCOLATE
If you’re gonna eat some chocolate, dark is the way to go. Obviously the darker the better (the higher the cocoa %, the less room there is for sugar) – but if you’re new to the dark side, start with 70% and work your way up slowly to 85% as your tastebuds adjust. After a while you’ll probably find that anything less than 70% tastes too sweet. Do yourself a favour and add a square of 85% dark choc to one of these MACROS-friendly dessert recipes.
SOY MILK VS ALMOND MILK
Woah…massive difference between the two, but the one that’s right for you depends on your goals, and dietary requirements. To keep the carbs/calories in your coffee, protein shake or smoothie down (check out these protein-packed smoothie recipes), stick to almond milk. If you’re training hard, or gaining, soy milk might be the way to go (unless you can’t stomach it – soy milk is typically high in FODMAPS, so isn’t always gut-friendly).
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