5 Healthy Guilty Pleasures to Indulge While Dieting

Guilty pleasures are not that guilty if you indulge in the right way. It’s normal for getting hit with sudden cravings for sweets, or fatty foods amid a strict diet routine. Though it’s important to discipline ourselves, it may not be a sin to enjoy a few delicious foods.

When you eat healthily, it will help keep your metabolism in check and improve your energy levels. Even while dieting, it is okay to eat foods rich in good fats for effective weight loss. These are some of the best snacks you can try to boost your mood during a diet.

It would be best to make these foods at home from scratch because store-bought items will be rich in sodium and other chemicals that can hamper your diet routine. I have given you the tastiest ways to make these amazing snacks at home and enjoy them as you like.

Homemade Frozen Yogurt

Yogurt is rich in calcium and contains live probiotics, which help with proper digestion. Keeping your gut healthy will help with faster metabolism and weight loss. However, homemade yogurt is preferable to boxed yogurt because it contains flavorings, sugars, stabilizers, and preservatives. It is better to eat frozen plain yogurt with nuts and fruits of your choice than to eat a cup of flavored fruit yogurt.

Frozen Yogurt
Frozen Yogurt

Procedure:

Heat a liter of milk in a saucepan. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Cool it until a lukewarm temperature and add a tbsp of yogurt as a starter. Pour this into an airtight container and let it stay at room temperature for a few hours. Once set, transfer the yogurt into the freezer. Let it freeze overnight.

You can scoop the frozen yogurt into a bowl. Top it with fruits, honey, and nuts, and enjoy.

Homemade Air-fried Potato Nuggets

Potatoes are misconstrued as starchy vegetables that will make you put on weight. But that’s not true. They are one of the richest sources of vitamin C that help in boosting immunity. Boiled potatoes are rich in carbohydrates, and fiber, and low in calories. Enjoy your potatoes healthily as they are a filling snack.

Air-fried Potato Nuggets

Procedure:

Boil potatoes in a pressure cooker. Peel and smash them. Season with salt, pepper, dried herbs, and corn starch and mix into the dough. Shape them into nuggets and coat them with breadcrumbs. Freeze these and store them in an airtight container. Fry them in an air-fryer by spraying a little oil until golden brown. Enjoy them with sour cream, ketchup, or salsa.

Homemade Chicken Shawarma

Chicken shawarma may be a calorie-loaded snack, but if you eat it during the day as a wholesome meal, you don’t have to worry about the calories. It is a delicious, protein-rich snack that can be a healthier option if you use yogurt, garlic, and herbs to make a creamy sauce instead of fatty mayo.

Chicken Shawarma

Procedure:

Use a multigrain roti or tortilla. Make a delicious salad by chopping lettuce, cabbage, carrots, capsicum, and pickled onions. Shred rotisserie chicken or even slice boneless chicken strips and pan-fry them by adding a little oil, salt, pepper, chili powder, tandoori masala, and garam masala until cooked.

Make a spread by mixing yogurt with garlic, coriander, mint, chopped jalapenos, salt, and dried herbs. You can make different spreads by varying the ingredients. Be creative and have fun with it.

Slowly roast the tortilla on a Tawa and spread the yogurt sauce, then top it with shredded chicken and the salad. Enjoy it while it’s hot.

Homemade Dark Hot Chocolate

On a cold winter evening, hot chocolate is a warm drink to indulge in. But they can be a regular drink when you diet if you make it healthier. Use dark chocolate, toned milk, cinnamon powder, and brown sugar to reduce the fattiness of the drink. Dark chocolate is good for your heart, and taking it regularly as a snack will help regulate your heart rate.

Hot Chocolate

Procedure:

Boil a cup of toned milk in a saucepan. Add a few dark chocolate pieces and let them melt. Sprinkle with cinnamon powder and mix with brown sugar. You can top it with whipped cream if you are really a fan, or just enjoy it plain. Refrain from using readymade hot chocolate mixes and make it from scratch using healthy ingredients.

Homemade Avo Deviled Eggs

Avocados have brilliant nutritional qualities, which make them a perfect add-on to your diet. It is rich in good cholesterol and vitamin E, which reduces appetite and blood pressure complications. You can regularly include avocados in your diet to burn fat and speed up weight loss.

Eggs are one of the healthiest sources of fats and proteins. Eating two eggs a day will help maintain vitamin and mineral content in the diet. Deviled eggs are the easiest snack to whip up when you feel hungry. Instead of using fatty mayo, you can add avocado to make a creamy and tasty dip.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Procedure:

Boil eggs in a saucepan for 8 minutes. Put them in an ice-water bath and peel them. Remove the egg whites from the yolk. Add the yellow yolks to a bowl and mix them with the avocado, pepper, paprika, coriander leaves, and salt. Soak carrots, cucumbers, and cabbage julienne in salt, vinegar, and sugar for 10 minutes. Fill the egg white holes with yolk mixture and top them with chopped pickled vegetables.

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