Cheat Meal Done Right!

January 29, 2016


First of all…let’s be real people. I don’t care how focused you are with your fitness goals, everyone needs to have a little fun! We’ve all been there. You start a new diet plan, and for the first little bit you’ve got the eye of the tiger. You’re focused and nothing is going to stop you! But let’s face it…every once in awhile you want a delicious meal or a yummy treat. Well, you can have that delicious meal or treat and indulge once in awhile, you just need to do it in a healthier way. Today’s blog is a cheat meal done right! How about a burger and fries?

Blue Cheese Burgers with Sweet Potato French Fries! Now this is a meal you’ll never forget!!


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1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
2 oz. blue cheese crumbled
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup chopped green onions
½ tsp. garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste


red onion
condiments of your choice: ketchup, mayo etc.

In a large bowl, mix the ground beef, blue cheese, green onion, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and garlic powder.

Preheat grill for high heat. Gently form the burger mixture into patties.

Oil the grill. Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Serve on rolls. (*We love the ultra thin whole wheat buns)


Sweet Potato French Fries

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These sweet potato french fries will change your life. I’m serious! Salty-sweet, baked sweet potato fries are our favorite new snack.


one large sweet potato
sea salt (coarse)
freshly ground black pepper
good quality olive oil or coconut oil
a peeler (*Optional…we like the skin on!)
a sharp chef’s knife
a cutting board
a large baking sheet
parchment paper


Set the oven to 450 degrees. Cut the sweet potato in half. Take a half of the sweet potato and cut it into large slices about 3/4 inch thick. Cut the larger slices into fries. Your fries should be 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick.

Repeat this for the other half!

Once the sweet potato is cut into fries, throw them into a bowl. Sprinkle a good pinch of sea salt over them, and apply a ton of freshly ground black pepper.

Drizzle with olive oil or coconut oil till lightly evenly coated. Mix it all together and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Once everything’s mixed, space out the fries on the baking sheet. *Make sure they’re all evenly spaced and not touching or they might get soggy.

Bake for 15 minutes. Toss and turn fries over and bake for another 5-10 minutes depending on how dark you want them. Enjoy!

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4 responses to “Cheat Meal Done Right!”

  1. Vicki Coon says:

    I think I can even get my husband to eat this! Well…….we’ll see. I will for sure!

  2. Simone Marshall says:

    it looks delicious…

  3. Bill says:

    I’ve never seen ultra thin whole wheat buns. Where do you find them?

    • Emily Stone says:

      Hi Bill, you can find them at Smith’s, Whole Foods and Fresh Market. They are located next to the Hamburger buns in the bread isle. One of our favorite brands is Papa’s Organic Thinwhich Multigrain. They are just the right amount of bread!

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