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8 HEALTHY Cheesy recipes – NO cheese won’t ruin your weight loss plans!

Yes, cheese! You would be forgiven for thinking that the best way to lose weight is to cut out dairy-rich food – especially cheese.

You are not exactly wrong, lots of cheeses are high in fat, sodium and calories. But it turns out, cheese can actually help you lose the extra kilos if you eat it right. Plus, everything in moderation on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

There are some great alternatives to use like reduced-fat cheese, cottage cheese, feta, mozzarella, goats cheese and ricotta. Luckily we use lots of these healthy options in our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge recipes.

5 cheeses you CAN eat while trying to lose weight

How cheese can help you lose weight

Top your toast with Mascarpone, not butter

Mascarpone tastes just as rich and indulgent, but it has 62 calories per tablespoon compared to 102 calories per tablespoon in butter.

Spread sandwiches with cream cheese, not mayo

A tablespoon of full-fat mayonnaise has 94 calories and 10 grams of fat. A tablespoon of whipped cream cheese, in comparison, has 30 calories and just two and a half grams of fat.

Swap cream for ricotta

5 cheeses you CAN eat while trying to lose weight

Swap cream for ricotta on top of your fruit salad. 110 calories vs 39 calories.

Swap hummus for cottage cheese

Use cottage cheese as a dip for a healthier option to hummus. 20 calories vs 50 calories!

8 Cheesy recipes that won’t ruin your diet

Sundried Tomato, Basil & Cheese Muffins

Feta and Tomato Breakfast Muffins

These savoury muffins are an ideal snack, lunch box treat or even for a quick breakfast on the run. Just 125 calories per muffin.

Get the recipe here.

Kid-friendly Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

Kid-friendly healthy macaroni and cheese

This Healthy Macaroni and Cheese recipe is from our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and it’s a sensation!

It’s everything you could possibly imagine but without the high calories.

Recipe serves 6 kid-size servings at 295 calories per serve Or serves 4 adults at 425 calories per serve.

Get the recipe here.

Zucchini and cheese arancini

Lunch box-friendly zucchini and cheese arancini

Arancini balls are a great lunchbox item for the whole family and you can add your favourite flavour combinations to suit everyone.

You can make the arancini balls ahead of time and store them in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Enjoy a couple as a healthy snack, or serve 4 with a crisp side salad for a tasty lunch.

335 calories per serve

Get the recipe here

Spinach & cheese triangles

Spinach & cheese triangles perfect for parties

While traditional spinach and cheese triangles may not be the healthiest option, this homemade version from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge actually ticks a whole bunch of ‘good food’ boxes.

325 calories each.

Get the recipe here

Cream cheese stuffed bagel bites

Bagel Bite Collage

At just 175 calories per bagel bite you won’t be able to resist these little treats.

Get the recipe here.

Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tartlets

Caramelised Red Onion Feta Tart

These tasty tartlets are so simple to make and the decadent flavours of the cheese and soft sweet onion are delicious.

Calories per serve – 188

Get the recipe here.

5 Ingredient Cauliflower Cheese Breakfast Toastie

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Fancy a freshly made toastie for breakfast? This healthy version turns the comfort food classic of cauliflower cheese into a meal to go.

288 calories per serve.

Get the recipe here.

Healthy Lemon Cheesecake

lemon cheesecake

A healthy, single serve cheesecake that has the refreshing flavours of ginger and lemon. Increase in quantities and treat the whole family to a tasty after dinner snack.

320 calories

Get the recipe here

28 Day Weight Loss Challenge

All these recipes come from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Join today for thousands of healthy recipes, tips and advice.

Here are some of the key benefits from joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge:

Food & Nutrition

  • You will receive 28 Days of easy to make recipes (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even dessert)
  • Each week comes with personalised weekly shopping list – either in PDF form or mobile version
  • Meal plans are fully customisable
  • Subscribers will have access to the exclusive challenge 600+ recipe hub

Exercise

  • You will receive 28 days of effective interval training exercise plans – all done at home
  • Use the online timer to perform all your interval training
  • Record your stats in your personal daily tracking exercise board
  • All exercises with videos

Motivation

  • Do the Challenge with 1,000’s of other mums
  • Join the private support group with over 15,000 other mums
  • Daily support emails
  • Private tracking tools and dashboard
  • Contact the team any day for additional help

So get to it and join 1000’s of other mums who want to feel healthier and happier and sign up for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge now.

tracy-hardy
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Tracy Hardy

Tracy has been a digital content producer for the past 9 years. Mum of two boys, slowly finding her way through the tween and teen years at the same time. Beach lover. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel!