Canada’s known for many things: amazing landscapes, tasty maple syrup, devoted hockey fans, and pop icons like Celine Dion, Shania Twain, and Justin Bieber. But there’s one more thing this great country is known for, something that’s been rooted in its history since the 1950s…a delicious delicacy made up of fries, gravy, and cheese that’s a staple in Canadian cuisine. That’s right, I’m talking about poutine!
A symbol of Quebec culture and pride, poutine reigns as one of the province’s most popular dishes to date. Although it’s a tourist favorite, poutine also has a less-than-healthy reputation. A typical fast-food restaurant serving of this dish will cost you a whopping 840 calories, 87 grams of carbs, and 43 grams of fat!
While that may sound like a nutritional nightmare, we did some digging and found a way you can have your poutine and eat it too (minus the guilt)!
Turn Up for Turnips!
You’re probably thinking, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Why mess with this delectable dish? But trust us, with a few healthy swaps, you won’t have to pout over your poutine anymore.
This Nautilus Plus recipe inspired us to switch to a healthier version of the famous Canadian food, and the star ingredient is tastier than you’d expect. Turnips — yes turnips — will transform your taste buds in this better-for-you version of poutine. Just give it a try. We swear it’s tasty!
Can you think of a better way to stay on track with your health goals and enjoy poutine at the same time? If you’re currently participating in a challenge like this to achieve Results You Can’t Get Anywhere Else™, then this recipe is a win-win for you! After a few pushups, I’d say you earned your poutine.
Bon appétit !