Healthy Junk Foods

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What better way to enjoy our favourite sports show whether it’s baseball, football, basketball or even our favourite tv show than to have some of those snacks that we take such a delight in. It is good to sit back and relax in this way forgetting those bills and easing our minds.

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Chef with a pizza

Opening that bag of popcorn, cheese doodle or that favourite snack to enjoy. While it is good to take time out and enjoy ourselves in this way, we ought to be careful of those junk foods that we consume because in time our scale will be telling us something (overweight) that we don’t want to hear.

It is so amazing how a little fun and a little entertainment can cause such a big problem. And then there are those who are considered junkies, they eat junk foods on a daily basis. While these foods may give us that great satisfaction we are endangering our health and will feel and see the effects if we continue in this way.

Enjoying junk foods

Who said that we cannot enjoy junk foods and be healthy at the same time? Wait, hold on before you shut me off, let me explain. In fact, it is possible to eat junk foods that are healthy. You mean healthy junk foods, is that possible?

Yes, it is possible to be a junkie and eat healthy at the same time. Well, how is this possible tell me, please? Ok, here we go.

Definition of junk foods

I have heard these words (junk foods) just about all my life and I am sure that you have also, probably even used these words yourself. A definition of junk food is foods with little nutritional value that have been packaged or pre-prepared for our consumption. So then, why not do the opposite and choose foods that do not take that long to prepare which has great nutritional value?

Healthy junk foods

Here are some examples of healthy junk foods, eating this way will keep you happy and healthy.

1. Popcorn is one of my favourites, but instead of popping popcorn in unhealthy oils, why not use olive oil, canola oil or sunflower oil.

2. French fries can also be fried using these healthy (olive, canola or sunflower) oils.

3. Purchase varies healthy seeds along with raisins, mix in a bowl and you are good to go.

4. Assorted nuts mix with raisins is a good choice.

5. Eat oatmeal cookies.

6. What about a chocolate bar with fruit filling?

7. Why not go for a vegetable pizza?

8. Try a fruit salad that is easy to make, all you need is your fruits diced and mixed in a bowl along with 4 tablespoons of orange juice, stir and allow to chill for about 2o minutes to half an hour and you are good to go.

9. When shopping at the supermarket why not look for healthier snacks?

10. Try vegan ice cream that is really healthy.

You can have so much fun by creating healthy snacks while enjoying all of the benefits they offer.

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There are so much more that can be added to this list. Who says that junk foods are unhealthy? we can enjoy ourselves eating healthy junk foods, all it takes is proper planning and a little creativity on our part. So let’s start eating junk foods the healthy way.

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Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
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12 thoughts on “Healthy Junk Foods”

  1. Great article with lots of useful ideas and suggestions. This is especially important as the summer months are fast approaching and we’ll all want to look our best.
    One thing I do is pop popcorn in an air popper which uses no oil of any kind.
    If we teach our children to eat healthy snacks, they will grow into adults eating healthy snacks.

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    • Hello Karen it is a pleasure to meet you and I agree 0 with what you said. Thanks for commenting and for your kind words. All the best to you my dare lady and have a good day.

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  2. Hello Nrichards, I really enjoyed reading about the “healthy junk foods” on your website. I will try some of those healthy options for sure. Sometime we just grab the first thing we see in the grocery store, without giving it a second thought as far as nutritional value of the snacks that we put in our cart . We all have options, so thank you so much for reminding us of the health snack choices and introducing some new ideas as well.
    Grace

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    • Hello Grace it is so nice to meet you and it is my pleasure to help you. who says that we cannot eat a little junk food the healthy way of course and still be satisfied.This is the health way to go and our bodies will be happy that we choose this way.

      Thanks for commenting, I am glad that I could help. All the best to you.

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  3. I love the information you provide on Healthy junk foods. I am always looking for alternatives to junk food. You have given me many options from your website. How did you learn about the healthy alternatives you list? Eating healthier can be expensive and I like the page where you talk about eating ‘healthy on budget’.
    Thank you,
    Caryn

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    • Hello Caryn it is so good to meet you, we can eat a little junk and still be healthy. Some of my information came from research and from just thinking about ways to eat more healthy. I am glad that I can help, all the best to you.

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  4. Hey, I love this page! Lots of good information that I really do need to know. I have recently started popping my popcorn in coconut oil; have you tried that? I love it and it is so much better for you! I’d like to know more about keeping my gums healthy, too. There’s not a lot of information out there about how to keep gums healthy. I noticed a lot of grammatical errors on your page. Kinda turns me off a page to see a lot of that in a website. Keep working on it, though, it looks really good!

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  5. What a wonderful idea…. Healthy junk food. You have already listed quite a variety and all the options listed are very tasty. I must say I am inspired. I now need to make a slight adjustment to my shopping list.
    With regards to the French fries you have the option of making it even healthier by sticking it in the oven instead of frying.
    Thanks so much for your post. I am looking forward to enjoying some healthy junk.

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    • Hello and good evening, so good to see you and it is a delight to eat the healthy junk lol. I am glad that I could help and thanks for commenting.

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  6. I could not agree with you more. I love junk food but a lot of junk foods are full of fats and high amounts of carbs. I do have a question. I love corn tortilla chips from Mexican restaurants but its high in fat and salt. Do you have an alternative way to making corn tortilla chips healthy?

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    • Hello Tammy, it is so good to hear from you, what you can do with chip is place them on a cookie sheet, set oven, 150-175, allow to bake for 10-12 minutes and you are good to go. Hope this helps, all the best to you.

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