Cheat Treats Made Healthy: Modified Recipes for Your Favorite Foods

Want to eat the foods you love without doing so much damage to your healthy lifestyle? Here are some healthy modifications made to your favorite recipes that will leave you satisfied and still in the same pants size.

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  1. Ice Cream and Homemade Cookies

Who doesn’t love ice cream and homemade cookies? No seriously, point them out and stone them because cookies and ice cream are precious gifts from God and disrespect will NOT be tolerated. Usually, one have to let out a few notches on their belt to enjoy a hearty bowl, but making these simple swaps to your recipe can save you a lot of guilt and calories.

Cookie

***3-4 servings***

  • 2 tbsp of Stevia sweetener instead of sugar
  • 2/3 plus 1/2 cup of Almond flour instead of all-purpose white flour
  • 4 tbsp Coconut sugar instead of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of Coconut oil instead of margarine
  • A fistful (or however much you’d like) of Dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate
  • 3 tsbp of unsweetened almond milk instead of whole milk
  • 1/2 tbsp of baking soda
  • A handful of walnuts (optional)

Ice Cream 

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  • Use Arctic ‘Cookie Dough ice cream instead of regular ice cream

Bake cookies at 380 for 10-15 minutes, let cool for 10 minutes, serve with a heaping spoonful of ice cream and enjoy!

2.  Cheeseburgers and Fries

Nothing says comfort food like a big, juicy cheeseburger and some crispy french fries. However, the strain that they can bring to your waistline can be anything but comfortable. So here are a few simple modifications that’ll help satisfy that craving that doesn’t require you gaining 10 pounds in the process.

Cheeseburger:

**1 serving***

  • 1/4 pound of ground turkey instead of beef
  • 1/4 cup of chopped onions (optional)
  • 2 tsps of salt
  • 2 tsps of pepper
  • 2 tsps of garlic powder
  • 1 hanful of Kraft’s fat free shredded cheese instead of regular cheese
  • 1 whole wheat bun instead of white bread
  • lettuce and tomato (optional)

French Fries

  • 1 large regular potato peeled
  • A dash of sea salt
  • A dash of pepper
  • 3 tbsp of coconut oil

Cut potato into thin strips and place on baking sheet with melted coconut oil and seasonings. Bake at 350 until golden brown and broil until crispy. (Which should only take a few minutes)

Prepare burger as usual (Season and cook patty and place on toasted buns with toppings.)

Bon Appetite!

Written by: Meaghan Carter

 

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