It’s cheat day! You can indulge without going too far off track.
We’re a couple of weeks into the new year and if you’re one of those people who vowed to finally start eating right, then I’m willing to bet you might be beginning to struggle right about now.
We have all been there.
The thing about healthy eating is that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. I’ve learned through the many dieting experiments I’ve subjected myself to over the years, that it’s pretty much impossible to completely give up your favorite foods.
Moderation is truly the key to success so it’s important to indulge in a cheat day here or there in order to maintain a bit of balance in your life. Now, I’m not advocating going completely crazy and consuming like 5 pepperoni pizzas, 2 milkshakes and a box of donuts in one day, but it’s fine if you want to have something a little cheesy or chocolately every once in a while.
I’ve gone ahead and scoured the internet for all the best cheat day meals that won’t completely wreck your diet. They’ll give you the satisfaction of indulgence, but with a (mildly) healthy twist.
No lettuce wraps here!
Give one of these recipes a try the next time you’re craving something cheesy, chocolately, bacon-y or fried and don’t give spend a single minute feeling guilty.
Lightened Up Buffalo Bacon Chicken Macaroni and Cheese from Carlsbad Cravings
Paleo Bacon Garlic Avocado Burger from Paleo Gluten Free Eats
Low Carb Cloud Bread Pizza from A Spicy Perspective
Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos from Pinch of Yum
Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Tidy Mom
Chocolate Pistachio Zucchini Donut from Garden in the Kitchen
Paleo, Whole 30 Baked French Fries with Chipotle Ranch Dip from Paleo Running Momma
Best Ever Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron