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Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

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Is there such a thing as healthy junk food? Perhaps if we say vegan junk food, right? Just think about juicy burgers, crunchy chips, creamy pizzas, sodas and much more…the taste of junk food is highly tempting.

And if you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle for a good gut, good skin and a ‘free-from-all-diseases’ body, then you will highly be advised to quit junk food.

Honestly, when you are all over eating junk food in fast food restaurants, lounges and hotels, it actually becomes very hard to maintain that healthy lifestyle since junk food is normally high in calories , fat and sodium while it also tends to be low in nutrients.

So a problem arises if you crave for junk food.  It is okay to have those cravings and treat yourself occasionally to some burgers but in order to stay healthy, you should not regularize taking junk food. At all costs, aim for moderation.

But coming to think of it, you can actually ensure calories in your junk foods are kept under control in order to make junk food ‘healthy’?  How then?

Here are 9 tips to keep junk food ‘healthy’

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

1. Be careful with dressings

Be aware of salad dressings, spreads and sauces that are packed with too much fat and calories.

For example: you can always put the dressing by yourself on the food to ensure you can control the amount of calories you intake.

Also, remember to go light on the dressing especially if it is mayonnaise which can add a significant amount of calories to your body. Instead, add more ketchup, vinegar or mustard.

2. Run away from milkshakes

Milkshakes and other types of shakes really go well down the throat and replacing them for anything sounds impossible! But I’ve got good news for you!

Simply replace your shakes for a nice dose of smoothie packed with fruits and herbs. Smoothies will detoxify your body and add good nutrients in your gut.

Read Also: 7 Autumn-Flavored Smoothies You Will Love

3. Try zero-calorie or fruit-flavored drinks.

Sodas have a significant level of calories while shakes have even more calories. This means that you should actually not take them frequently.

Instead, go for water, flavored water or unsweetened tea. You can also try diet soda but remember that it still has chemicals and dyes that are not good for the body.

4. Forget about the fries and double patty burgers!

Fries? We just love them and can’t seem to get tired of them, right? Well, if you seriously crave for fries, then go for the smallest serving which has a small amount of calories instead of the largest serving.

When it comes to burgers, no double or triple or staircase burgers which only add loads of unnecessary calories and unhealthy fat. Stick to one patty burger without cheese even if the craving is absurd!

5. Make your own desserts

I love ice creams and wouldn’t fail to stop by the ice cream man’s to get another dosage of the sweet treat.

Good enough, to stay healthy while taking ice creams, it is easier to actually make your own frozen desserts where you control the sweetness!

In fact, you can go for homemade frozen yogurt with some fruit pops or just a dark chocolate with banana ice cream.

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

6. Skip high-fat toppings.

Burgers with bacon bits can be so delicious but unfortunately, they add hundreds of calories to your body. Instead, skip the bacon and go for chicken.

7. Avoid salads with fried foods.

Skip the salad with fried chicken and other fried toppings and go for salads with grilled chicken, shrimp, or vegetables.  In fact, vegetable salads tend to be the best: talk about some yummy avocado salad!

8. Go home made

Preparing junks at home gives you the option of preparing it the ‘healthy’ way! Talk about baking chips instead of frying them, going for smaller portions of junk foods, having sweet potato chips instead of potato chips and also, adding healthier ingredients into the recipe.

9. Go vegan!

Want to be happier and healthier? Then go vegan!

Vegans get all the nutrients that they need to be healthy, such as plant protein, fiber, and minerals, without indulging in meat that contains cholesterol and saturated animal fat. Hence, they have less risk of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and blood pressure.

Good enough, I got some awesome vegan junk food recipes that you can prepare instead of going on a fast food splurge.

VEGAN CAKES AND PASTRIES

1.Easy Vegan Cinammon Rolls- Sweet And Fluffy Delights

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

2. Vegan Frito Pie

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

3. Vegan Naan Pizza with Pesto and Sweet Potato

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

4. Best Vegan Donuts – Vegan Baked Chocolate Glazed Donuts

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

5.  Vegan Carrot Cake

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

6. Molten Chocolate Mug Cake (Vegan)

Love Junk Food? These 10 Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

7. Vegan Peanut Butter Cups

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

VEGAN FRIES, BURGERS AND PASTA

1. Vegan No-Chicken Nuggets

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

2. “Chicken” Fried Tofu Sandwiches with Spicy Buffalo Slaw

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

3. Fully Loaded Vegan Nachos

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

4.“Mozzarella” Sticks (Gluten-Free And Vegan)

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

VEGAN ICE CREAMS AND SWEETS

1. Vegan Moose Tracks Ice Cream

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

2. Copycat Vegan Caramel Blondie Blizzard (Gluten-Free, Allergy-Free)

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3. Antietam Dairy’s Black Raspberry Ice Cream (dairy free/vegan)

Love Junk Food? These Vegan Junk Food Recipes Will Suit Your Cravings!

Do you love junk food too? Hope you’ve found an alternative vegan junk food recipe that will suit all your cravings, right?

Then let us know in the comments below…

Disclaimer:This is a collaborative post where all food bloggers featured in the post shared their recipes.

Hugs!

Dalene. 

German Food Box

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Comments

  1. Amber Myers says

    Everything looks so delicious! I do love my junk food and I should probably try to eat them healthier. I will have to try some of these.

  2. Elena Toma says

    You are killing me with these amazing recipes and ideas. I want everything! I am enjoying fresh green salads this spring and I can’t wait for the strawberry to be ripe in my garden.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Hope you’re enjoying some green smoothies Elene. And also, you definitely should make some good strawberry juice once they ripen.
      Hugs!

  3. Nicole Anderson says

    All this stuff looks really yummy! I could probably eat healthier. I did do away with milkshakes – for the most part at least. I found that I like smoothies with fresh fruit much better. Plus they are a lot lighter than milkshakes are for me.

  4. Laura Dove says

    Oh wow these all look great!! I think we could all do with switching some of our unhealthier snacks for healthy ones, these all look really good!

  5. Chad says

    I can’t believe these are vegan, AMAZING!!! They look so delicious and very very easy to prepare. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  6. Marjie Mare says

    Everything looks fresh and healthy. I could eat all of them and not think about extra calories. I should try to eat healthy therefore, I am saving this post.

  7. Hannah Marie says

    These are all incredible ideas to follow. It gives you the satisfaction of taste and lessen you health worries. This article is perfect.

  8. Annemarie LeBlanc says

    These food look really delicious! This is just proof that vegan does not mean bland. I am not a vegan but I would love to try these dishes too!

  9. Alexandra Cook says

    These look so delicious! I am always trying to find a way to cure that junk food craving!

  10. Elizabeth O says

    I am totally living a Vegan diet. It’s great to see diff kind of vegan made dish and snacks here.

  11. Waren Jean Go says

    Milkshake is too difficult for me to avoid since I live next to McDonalds. Urggghh! I wish I could just go Vegan instead. Haha. Nice tips btw!

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Haha! More milkshakes??! What milkshakes do to us though…to make matters worse, you’re close to McDonalds! But we’ve got to stay healthy, perhaps you can indulge just once in a while.
      Hugs!

  12. David Elliott says

    These look like some amazing junk food replacements for sure. I know a good smoothie is always a good thing. And I would love one as much as any milkshake.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Haha…I saw that…the milkshake David? Better get more smoothies and perhaps treat yourself with a milkshake once in a while,right?

  13. Binge on Basics says

    I also run away from milkshakes because they are like calorie machines. Also, making your own dessert is one way to control your calories while enjoying your meal. All the other tips are great too. Will try them

  14. John Sallie says

    Not a huge junk food person but you’ve offered some great substitutions. That naan pizza with sweet potatoe looks awesome.

  15. Elizabeth O says

    Now Im craving for that Black Raspberry Ice cream. Love your recipes dear looks so delicious enticing

  16. Ewuzie Kingsley says

    I am a lover of junk food, because it makes me feel good, but it’s has never occurred to me if I am actually eating healthy, but now I think I know just what I need to do to eat healthy and good quality controlled junks food,thank for this info the photos of the vegans are really tasty, I l will really love to have the baked chocolate glazed donut.

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