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Nutritionist Approved Cheat Meal Ideas For Effective Weight Loss

Written By Latika Gupta

Cheat Meal Ideas

We have compiled a list of nutritionist approved cheat meal ideas that will not only satisfy your taste buds, but will also help in keeping a check on the weighing scale.

Losing weight is not a cake walk, especially when you consider yourself to be a foodie who finds it hard to control the urge to eat something drool worthy. Believe it or not, diet control is the most efficient way to shed the extra kilos, and if you are not able to stop yourself from picking up that pack of chips, then the road ahead can be quite difficult for you to walk on. 

But, indulging yourself in some of your favorite delicacies once in a while will not dent your weight loss goals. Here, we have compiled a list of nutritionist-approved cheat meal ideas that will not only satisfy your taste buds but will also help in keeping a check on the weighing scale. 

Chicken Curry With Rice And Fruit Custard

If you are taking once in a month cheat meal, then Chicken curry with rice and fruit custard can make a right choice for you. Here, along with calories, you will be taking in a lot of protein as well that will ultimately support your weight loss goals. 

Nutritional Info: 

  •  Calories – 500 kcal
  •  Carbs -47gm
  •  Protein – 27gm
  •  Fibre – 0.8gm
  •  Fat – 25 gm

Fruit Custard

This cheat meal sure packs a punch of fresh fruits blended with the goodness of milk. It is being added in the cheat meals because it brings with it a heavy dose of sugar, which are a strict no-no for those willing to lose weight. If you are making custard in full cream milk or condensed milk, then it is going be denser in calories. Burt a light weight low-fat milk custard can be a great chain breaker for you to have a relief from your diet food. 

Nutritional Info 

  • Calories – 128 kcal
  • Carbs -19 gm
  • Protein – 7 gm
  • Fiber -1 gm
  • Fat – 4 gm

Wheat Pasta 

A delicious wheat pasta in red sauce with mozzarella cheese, spinach, bell peppers and oregano as seasoning is sure to give your cravings a satisfying end for some time. Also, indulging in this kind of cheat meal that includes some components of nutrition is often regarded as a healthy cheat meal.

Nutritional Info

  • Calories – 300 kcal
  • Carbs -39 gm
  • Fat -10 gm
  • Fiber -1 gm
  • Protein –12 gm

Thin Crust Pizza

Who does not love to enjoy a slice of pizza oozing with molten cheese, flavors of fresh herbs and crunchy veggies? What if we tell you that the pizza can make for a great cheat meal only if you are making it in thin wheat crust base with a topping of lots of fresh veggies, oregano, and basil. Pizza looks incomplete without cheese so adding a bit of mozzarella won’t harm because after all, it is your cheat meal. 

Nutritional Info

  • Calories – 320 kcal
  • Carbs -28 gm
  • Fat -13 gm
  • Fiber -1 gm
  • Protein -10 gm

Egg Frankie

Eggs are known to be a rich source of protein that subsequently helps in cutting down weight. Relishing a homemade Egg Frankie with lots of veggies and a soy patty can be a great choice to give your taste buds a much-needed break from the low-calorie food you might be eating to lose weight. However, you should be replacing fat laden sauces with healthy options so that the taste can be maintained without much compromise on health. 

Nutritional Info

  • Calories – 395 kcal
  • Carbs -36 gm
  • Fat -16 gm
  • Protein -17 gm

Chicken Tikka(4pcs) With Green Chutney

Lean chicken is good for weight loss and cooking it in tikka style with home marination can be an exotic cheat meal for those days when you are craving for something delectable. Make use of Indian spices and condiments to add flavor to the chicken instead of fattening sauces. Relish it with homemade green chutney, and you will be settled for weeks to come. 

Nutritional Info

  • Calories – 250kcal
  • Carbs – 12gm
  • Fat – 8 gm
  • Fibre -0.7gm
  • Protein – 36gm

Pav Bhaji

Some might not agree with this option completely, but if made sans butter the good old pav bhaji can be a healthy hearty meal to be a perfect cheat meal. Replace your flour rich pav with whole wheat bun or multi-grain bread. Add a lot of veggies in the bhaji and make it in either olive oil or desi ghee with Indian spices to make as delectable as you can. 

Nutritional Info

  • Calories –  350 kcal
  • Carbs – 48 gm
  • Fat -14 gm
  • Fiber – 2 gm
  • Protein – 8 gm

So, how many are you going to relish this weekend to take a  break from your normal weight loss diet? 

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