5 healthy twists to popular unhealthy foods

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We all have our favourite food and recipes, but we have got to admit that some of these can really pack on a pound or two! Let’s find a healthy way to have some of our favourite foods, made with healthy ingredients. It's a win-win, right?

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Juicy Cheese Burgers with Ground Turkey

Ingredients:

Ground Turkey - 1 lb

Red Onion - 1/3 cup

Jalapeno - 1

Salt - 1 tsp

Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp

Cayenne Pepper - 1 tsp

Cumin - 1 1/2 tsp

Smoked Paprika - 1 tsp

Some cold water

Recipe:

Combine all these ingredients by hand to make a well-seasoned burger patty.

Fry in a non-stick pan, add a slice of pepper jack or any healthy cheese.

Add to a toasted bun with fat-free mayo, lettuce and tomato rings.

Your juicy Cheese Burger is ready!

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Frozen Dessert

Ingredients:

Greek Yoghurt - 250 gm

Honey - 2 tbsp

Vanilla Bean or Extract - 1/2 tsp

Recipe:

Combine all the ingredients well.

Add to a loaf tin and smoothen out with a spatula.

Freeze for 2 hours.

Serve chilled with fresh fruit or nuts of your choice.

Your Frozen Vanilla Yoghurt is ready!

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Choco Chip Cookies (Healthy ones!)

Ingredients:

Rolled Oats - 200 grams

Melted Coconut Oil - 50 ml

Honey - 2 tbsp

Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp

Egg - 1

Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

Salt - just a pinch

Dark Chocolate Chips - 50 grams

Recipe:

Grind the Rolled Oats to a coarse powder/meal.

Combine all the wet ingredients in a mixing bowl.

Mix the baking soda with the powdered rolled oats.

Add the dry ingredient to the wet ingredients and combine with a spatula.

Add in your favourite dark chocolate chips.

Scoop our your cookie dough on a baking sheet and bake for approx 10 to 12 mins.

Your Choco Chop Cookies are ready to be devoured!

YOU COULD MAKE A FROYO COOKIE SANDWICH BY ADDING A DOLLOP OF YOUR FROZEN VANILLA YOGHURT BETWEEN 2 CHOCO CHIP COOKES!

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Cauliflower Pizza Base

Ingredients:

Cauliflower - 1

Mozzarella Cheese - 1/2 cup

Dried Oregano -1/2 tsp

Dried Basil -1/2 tsp

Salt - 1/2 tsp

Garlic Powder - 1/2 tsp

Egg - 1

Recipe:

Break up the cauliflower into little florets.

Add to a blender and process into a fine texture.

Microwave this for 4 minutes.

Add to a muslin cloth or kitchen towel and squeeze out the excess liquid.

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl to form a dough.

Press together with your hand to a circular 3 to 4mm pizza base.

Bake at 260 Centigrade for 15 minutes.

Add your tomato sauce base and favourite toppings, and bake your

pizza!

Your healthy pizza is ready!

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Fruit Ice Cream

Ingredients:

Bananas - 2 - frozen

Strawberries - 1/2 cup - frozen

Milk - 1/2 cup

Vanilla Extract - 1/2 tsp

Recipe:

Add all the ingredients to a blender to make a smooth paste.

Add to a tin or dish and freeze for an hour.

Your healthy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream is ready!

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