Trust me, I get it. You try to eat healthy, but sometimes those cravings just hit you and the only thing you can think about is getting your hands on a slice of pizza (or two, or three). These guilt-free salads, inspired by our favorite guilty pleasure foods, will combat those cravings while keeping you on track. Your tastebuds and your waistline will thank you.
7 Guilt-Free Salad Recipes Inspired by Guilty Pleasure Foods
Pizza is always a tasty option, morning, noon, or night. But if you're looking to eat a little lighter, try the salad version. You can even modify it to include your favorite pizza toppings.
A quality BLT always hits the spot, and this salad puts a healthy twist on an old classic.
If Mexican is your guilty pleasure (those tortilla chips get me every time), then this is the salad for you. Packed with grilled veggies, plus classic sides like pico de gallo and sour cream, it'll fill you up while still giving you your fix.
Follow the instructions for the lightened-up baked mac and cheese, and pair it with the prescribed spinach salad and—BOOM—a mac and cheese salad on your plate. Genius? We think so.
Not only will this salad satisfy your pulled-pork cravings, it's perfect to serve at BBQs all summer long. There's even a recipe for a delicious honey balsamic vinaigrette.
I've definitely used sporting events as excuses to eat more wings than I should, but now I can have them whenever I want—guilt-free. Sub in fat-free ranch dressing for the lightest possible version.
We couldn't not—this is Philly after all. This greens-laden take on a classic cheesesteak features all the good stuff, plus some fat-free balsamic dressing for a kick. Tip: Swap out the butter, which is used to sauté the peppers and onions, for some fat-free cooking spray for an even lighter dish.
Like what you’re reading? Experience Be Well Philly live at Be Well Philly Boot Camp fitness fest on June 7th!