Healthy Versions of Junk Food

by Eco18

1. Pizza with cauliflower dough

Let’s be honest who wouldn’t eat pizza every day if it was good for you? We know we would! Well now you can actually have make a healthier version of your favorite pizza. Starting with the crust, instead of using your typical flour based dough, you can switch it up by using cauliflower that has been cooked and pureed into a dough like consistency. By changing the dough you are cutting down on those extra unnecessary calories, and it basically tastes the same. From there you can either make your pizza with sauce or without sauce, up to you. Then add any toppings you like! We recommend loading up your pizza with various types of veggies for a nutritious boost.

2. Ice cream made from frozen bananas

One of our favorite desserts is ice cream, and just like pizza who wouldn’t want to eat ice cream everyday? But the amount of cream, and sugar in a container of regular ice cream is out of this world! We found an easy alternative to make from one ingredient: bananas. All you need for this ice cream are frozen bananas! Take a couple bananas cut them into coin size pieces and throw them into the freezer until they are completely frozen. After they have frozen, take them out and put them in a food processor or blender, and blend everything together. That’s it scoop that ice cream out and enjoy! You can add chocolate chips, or fruit to change up the flavor but original is just as good.

3. Buffalo wings cauliflower

Wings are another great junk food that most people enjoy, but some people who don’t eat meat and those who try to maintain a healthy lifestyle try to avoid them. But with Buffalo Cauliflower now everyone can enjoy them! It’s so simple to make. All you need to do is cut the cauliflower into bite size pieces, and put them on aluminum foil that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. After that, preheat your oven at 345 and stick them in the oven for about 15 mins until they get crispy. After they come out, cover in buffalo sauce and enjoy!

4. Nachos

A staple for football season, but after all the toppings and cheese you can say hello to a bloated belly. If you can’t let go of the chips (who can?) try going for a multigrain type chip. If you want, you can even swap out those chips for bell peppers. Next up you can add cheese, vegan cheese or completely opt out of the cheese. After that, move on to your protein. Chicken or turkey are great options because they both are lean meats, but if you are vegetarian or vegan you can add black or pinto beans instead. And to top it all off you can add a small bit of sour cream (or vegan sour cream) and plenty of veggies!

 

Enjoy your junk food, minus the stomach ache!

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