Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite cravings. If you’re finding it hard to leave behind your junk food ways but don’t want to ruin your healthy eating habits consider these alternatives. You’ll be amazed at all the ways you can make junk food that actually isn’t junk, it just tastes like it’s bad for you.
1. Veggie Tots
These veggie tots are perfect to munch on as a side or just by themselves. They’re significantly healthier than normal tots so that way you won’t feel bad about craving them.
2. Baked Onion Rings
Baking instead of frying food is always a great way to avoid unnecessary healthy foods. Onion rings are definitely a popular midnight snack and these baked onion rings are perfect for that. Your friends will be impressed with these healthy alternatives.
3. Edible Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
The only thing better than chocolate chip cookies is chocolate chip cookie dough. If you’re worried about how unhealthy eating actual raw cookie dough is considered this recipe for edible chocolate chip cookie dough. You can eat it by itself or spread it on some graham crackers.
4. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes aren’t really junk food, but they also aren’t very healthy. Between loads of butter, milk and potatoes this dish can be an unhealthy overload. This recipe will show you how to make the same delicious mashed potatoes without having to worry about how bad it is for you.
5. Baked Whole Wheat Corn Dog
Corn dogs are delicious and a summer staple, but they aren’t really healthy. If you’re throwing a bbq or just simply want to enjoy a corn dog without the guilt the recipe below is for you. Baking the corndog compared to frying it saves you and using whole wheat breading makes it perfect.
6. Low-Carb Cheez-It
These low-carb Cheez-It dupes are perfect for snacking. If you make a lot of them then you’ll have enough to last you for all of your snacking cravings.
7. Queso Dip
Too much dip is great until you realize how unhealthy it is. Instead, go for a healthier alternative like the recipe below.
8. Mini Cheesecake
Cheesecake can solve a lot of problems, one of the problems cheesecake itself brings up is how unhealthy it is. If you still want to enjoy a delicious piece of cheesecake every once in a while consider making these mini cheesecakes. The portions for these are already made because of how small they are but they’re just as delicious.
9. Soft Pretzel
Everyone craves a delicious, huge soft pretzel from the mall but they aren’t really food for you. If you’re someone who’d rather know what you’re eating and know it’s healthy for you to consider the recipe below. It ensures you’re not losing any flavor but you’re losing all of the unhealthy qualities of a typical soft pretzel.
10. Tortilla Chips
To go with the dip mentioned earlier you’ll need a great batch of tortilla chips. Rather than purchasing ones at the store that are covered in salt and grease consider making homemade ones. Here you can control how much sodium you’ll be consuming and you’ll also make sure your chip is to the precise crispiness of your dreams.
Although popsicles aren’t really fattening at all there is still a good recipe to go the extra mile. These homemade creamsicles will save you a few calories and again you’ll be able to know exactly what you’re putting into your body.
12. Baked Potato Wedges
Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up potatoes, instead of falling prey to greasy fast-food fries consider making your own at home. Below is a recipe for baked potato wedges. You can season them to your liking and they are significantly healthier than ones you’d get elsewhere.
13. Salt & Vinegar Chips
Another way to curb cravings is to make your own salt & vinegar chips. You can turn zucchini’s into a whole bunch of different junk food items but what’s great about these are you’ll get the satisfaction of salt and vinegar chips.
14. Fruit Snacks
Fruit snacks tend to be healthy but they do have high levels of corn syrup in them, this recipe will help you make your own without that. This recipe will also help you impress your friends on your ability to make things that others wouldn’t think to.
15. Oreo Cookies
Lastly are those perfect little cookies that almost everyone craves, Oreo cookies. While they are vegan they aren’t really good for you. These homemade cookies will give you the same great flavor without the heavy amount of calories.