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14 healthy junk food recipes

Say yes to treats with these healthy junk food ideas.

By Today's Parent

14 healthy junk food recipes

Photo: Erik Putz

healthy junk food

Banana Soft-Serve Ice Cream

Peel and halve 2 bananas crosswise and then lengthwise. Place pieces cut-side up on a foil-lined baking sheet. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Whirl in a food processor with 1 tbsp each icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. Serve immediately.


































14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Fruity Rocket Pops

This supercool update on Rocket Pops is all fruit, no sweat. Get the recipe: Fruity Rocket Pops
















14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Rob Caruso

Supper Nachos

Take the snack we all know and love from just an appetizer to a full-on meal. Get the recipe: Supper Nachos






























14 healthy junk food recipes

Frozen Bananas

Swap a sugar frozen treat for one of these easy (and really, so so delicious) frozen bananas. Get the recipe: Frozen Bananas
















14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Icing

The unexpected addition of grated zucchini makes this dessert effortlessly moist and rich. Get the recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Cupcakes with Icing
























14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Jodi Pudge

Zucchini Chips

Your little ones might turn their noses up at veggies, but they’re sure to gobble up these crispy zucchini chips. Get the recipe: Zucchini Chips


















plate of baked zucchini chipsPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Banana-Chocolate Icing

Forget store-bought, whip up this easy icing in a snap. Get the recipe: Banana-Chocolate Icing
















14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Erik Putz

Frozen Fruity Yogurt

Make your own frozen yogurt with bananas, mango and strawberries—it’s the perfect (healthy) summer dessert. Get the recipe: Frozen Fruity Yogurt














14 healthy junk food recipes

No-Bake Brownie Bites

Keep little hands busy with these super easy brownie bites. Get the recipe: No-Bake Brownie Bites












14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Quinoa Banana Bread

Take everyone’s favourite loaf for a healthy spin with this easy and delicious twist on classic banana bread. Get the recipe: Quinoa Banana Bread








14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Emily Cumming

Kale Chips

Simple kale chips can be made with a simple kale massage—the perfect job for little helpers. Get the recipe: Kale Chips






14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Kettle Corn Snack Mix

Sweet meets salty in this delicious and easy-to-prep snack. Get the recipe: Kettle Corn Snack Mix




14 healthy junk food recipes

Green Bean Oven Fries With Sweet Potato Dip

Kids won’t eat their veggies? Try these green bean oven fries. The dip has sweet potato whirled throughout, they’ll have no idea. Get the recipe: Green Bean Oven Fries With Sweet Potato Dip


14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Banana Mouse Pops

These quinoa pops are made with apricot ears and currant eyes for a healthy snack. Easily multiply the ingredients to make as many pops as you please. Get the recipe: Banana Mouse Pops

14 healthy junk food recipesPhoto: Maya Visnyei

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This article was originally published on Jun 27, 2019
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