No matter what your workout goals are, you are bound to schedule a cheat day during your week. Even though there is nothing wrong with indulging in your favourite foods every once in a while, cheat foods can sometimes set you ten paces back in your diet. What if we told you – there are healthier versions of your cheat foods that you can indulge in anytime, without any added calories or guilt? Here is how you can make them:
1. Cheat Burgers
Didn’t think the list would start off with something so delicious? To make a cheat burger, mix ground turkey in a bowl along with chopped onions, jalapenos, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, cumin powder and smoked paprika. Knead the mixture into a patty. Pan fry it and add a slice of pepper jack cheese onto the patty after flipping it once. Once cooked, pack it between burger buns with lettuce and tomatoes for a healthy burger you can enjoy anytime!
2. Cheat Fries
Did you know that by substituting russet potatoes with sweet potatoes, you could enjoy eating your French fries without an ounce of guilt? Of course, you have to make a few alterations in the way you cook your fries as well. Chop sweet potatoes into the shape of French fries. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, and anything else you like on your fries. Add a tablespoon of healthy olive oil and be sure to mix everything together in a way that each fry is coated with your spices and oil. Line a baking sheet with paper and arrange your fries on it. Bake for 20 minutes at 150 degrees (and enjoy! If you are dying for a dip long with it, mix Greek yoghurt, lime juice, and parsley for a fresh and delicious dip.
3. Cheat Ice Cream
Ice creams are delicious but they may not always be healthy. A great way to make a cheat version of the same is to start by slicing up a banana and freezing it overnight. Add the cold bananas to a blender along with strawberries and Greek yoghurt. Mix it together until you have a pinkish, thick mixture. Freeze it in the freezer for at least an hour or until it sets. Use an ice cream scoop to serve and enjoy your cheat ice cream!
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