Fitspo Wellness Wednesday | Smart Cheats

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Fruit platter via We Heart It

Fitspo Wellness Wednesday | Smart Cheats

Happy Wellness Wednesday Everyone!

With my healthy eating and exercise plan in full swing, I’ve been working to eat right, tone up, and get healthier. It’s been difficult, but good and I think I’m doing well with my meal planning and prepping. That said, it’s also my birthday this month which leads me to today’s theme: Smart Cheats. Smart cheats, according to me, are enjoyable ways to indulge in the sweeter things in life without wanting to kill yourself afterwards (not that you should anyway). Obviously, if you eat a cupcake or something, who the hell cares, but it’s less guilt-inducing if you know you’re enjoying something with a little more substance that won’t make you feel like you’re completely ruining your healthy eating plan. So, this week’s theme is all about how to enjoy some delicious foods in a smart way without feeling bad after the fact.


Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas via Sugar Hero

Examples of Smart Cheats:

  • Baked Sweet Potato, Carrot, or Zucchini Fries
  • Fruit + Chocolate
  • Banana Ice Cream
  • Fruit Smoothies
  • Dark Chocolate (50% Cacao or more is best)
  • Frozen Fruit – my favorite are grapes and bananas as they make a delicious snack!
  • Popcorn


Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries via Creme de la Crumb


Banana Pecan Paleo Ice Cream (made with bananas) via My Natural Family


Chocolate Espresso Bars via Bright Eyed Baker


Berry Lemonade Popsicles via The First Year Blog


Watermelon Cake via Todd & Erin’s Favorite Five


Carrot Fries via Kim’s Healthy Eats


Delicious Heart Shaped Fruit via We Heart It

What Are Your Favorite Ways to Cheat Smart?

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5 thoughts on “Fitspo Wellness Wednesday | Smart Cheats

  1. April 15, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    This post makes me SO hungry! I love!!!!

    Lauren Ashley

    1. April 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

      haha me too – glad you enjoyed Lauren!

  2. Mai T.
    April 16, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas look so delicious!

  3. April 20, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    they all look so yummy! thanks for sharing, it’s very helpful to me as i’m on a diet!

    Pudding Monster
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    1. April 21, 2015 at 12:03 PM

      glad you found it helpful hun!

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