Let's face it, losing weight isn't simple or quick. It takes patience, but it also calls for persistence and self-control. If you've been trying to lose weight for a while, you're probably familiar with the struggle. Along with regular exercise, diet is a key factor in all of this. And while a typical weight loss approach usually involves restricting what you eat and how much of it you eat, it can also result in an increase in your appetite. Food cravings are common during the weight loss process and it is quite hard to control the urge of eating junk food. The delicious pizzas topped with cheese and the juicy, crispy burgers are all we need to go through a gloomy day. To obtain that Alia Bhatt-like figure now that you've decided to reduce weight, you must break up with your favourite junk food.

But what if we told you that you could still eat the foods you love without saying goodbye to them? It is conceivable, yes. These recipes give some of the most popular munchies a healthy makeover. They are simple to make at home, don't add too many calories, and are guilt-free.

Here are some recipes for junk food with a healthy makeover-

Pizza

Now, we're not going to argue that you can top your homemade pizza with a lot of cheese and still lose weight. However, this healthy pizza recipe tastes just as good and is far preferable to trying to completely cut off junk food only to fail and binge eat a week later. In this recipe, whole-wheat roti will replace the traditional white flour pizza base to create a delicious pizza. Blend fresh tomatoes, garlic, fried onions, salt, and pepper to make the sauce. Add heaps of your preferred vegetables, cheese, and sauce to the roti. It can be baked on a tawa or even in the oven.

Burger

If you are in the mood for your favourite burger but decide against eating it, consider the next best option instead: a homemade, healthier DIY burger. Sesame-seed whole-wheat buns are another option. Blend the tomatoes, garlic, fried onions, salt, and pepper to make the sauce. To make it spicier, you may also add some chilli sauce. Boiling potatoes should be mashed and combined with shredded carrots and sweet corn to make the patties. The patties are made and then baked in an oven. Assemble the burger with whole-wheat buns, homemade sauce, and a patty packed with vegetables, fresh tomatoes, and onions.

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Quinoa Chicken Popcorns

Quinoa has large amounts of protein, iron, fibre, and vitamins B6 and B12. It also possesses strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Try this recipe if you like chicken popcorn but want to eat healthier. To prepare this, first cook 1/2 cup quinoa with 1 cup of vegetable stock in a skillet. For 15 minutes, cook. Cut 500 g of chicken tenderloins into manageable chunks. Add 3 tablespoons of ordinary flour and 1 tablespoon of onion powder to these cubes now. Roll the popcorn chicken in quinoa after adding the chicken pieces and lightly beating 1 big egg. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven to make the coating crispy. Your chicken fried rice is prepared!

Ragi Banana Cake

Yes, if you're trying to lose weight, you can't eat a rich chocolate truffle cake. However, this wholesome and delectable ragi-banana cake will undoubtedly satiate your sweet tooth. Combine 1 cup ragi, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, and 1/2 cup oats flour to prepare this dish at home. Add 1/2 cup curd, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and soda, and 1 cup of broken jaggery to this. Mix well. Add 3 tiny mashed bananas and 2 tablespoons of raisins right away. After mixing, pour the batter into a baking pan that has been lined with butter paper. For 30 to 40 minutes, bake in a preheated oven. Enjoy! Do not forget to monitor your portion sizes.