Food Cheats to Cut Your Cravings

Added to Recipes on Mon 04/23/2012

Creamy Zucchini Fries – A Cheat for Cheese Fries


1 lb zucchini

1/2 cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs

1/4 grated parmesan cheese

2 or 3 eggs



Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray the sheet with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. Cut zucchini into thick “fries” and blot dry. Whisk the eggs together. In a separate bowl, mix the grated parmesan and bread crumbs together. Dip the zucchini in the eggs and then shake the sticks to remove any excess egg. Roll the zucchini in the bread crumbs and then place them on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining zucchini, making sure the zucchini pieces aren’t touching each other. Bake for 10-12 minutes in the prepared oven then remove from oven, flip the fries, and bake for another 10-12 minutes or until the zucchini is not soggy and the coating is crisp and golden brown.


Frozen Banana Nut Bar – A Cheat for Ice Cream


1 banana

1/4 cup crushed nuts of your choice

1/4 cup crushed dark chocolate chips



Put the banana on popsicle stick, roll it in the crushed nuts and chocolate chips. Cover it in saran wrap, stick it in the freezer for up to 12 hours, until it’s completely frozen. Enjoy!



Blueberry “Pancakes” in a Bowl – A Cheat for Pancakes



4 oz vanilla Greek yogurt

1/2 cup of puffed wheat cereal

1 handful of blueberries

A dash of cinnamon

1 tbsp organic maple syrup



Mix the yogurt puffed cereal and blueberries in a bowl. Mix in a dash of cinnamon to taste. Heat up the 1 tbsp organic maple syrup in the microwave and pour it on top of the whole mixture. Enjoy!