Healthy versions of your favourite junk foods

The sheer amount of sugar contained in it coffee drinks alone makes it a daily habit that is worth rethinking.

healthy versions for junk food

We are all guilty of indulging in junk food once in a while. Ok, maybe a whole lot more than once in a while.

Fortunately, that doesn't mean you have to go without.

What's life without a sugar high, after all?

These are some of your favorite junk food recipes that can easily be made at home, which will not only save you money, but will dramatically cut back on fat, calories, and sugar, too.

Even if you haven't tried these particular set of listed junk foods, this is an opportunity to get a healthy variety. View photos in gallery.

Mocha Frappucino

It's shocking how much sugar you cut back on when making your own mocha Frappuccino at home.

Case in point: This version of the popular warm-weather classic contains 15 grams of sugar. The original Starbucks recipe? Try 61 grams, which is the same amount of sugar you'll find in two cans of soda.

Spinach and Feta Wrap

While the protein-packed spinach and feta wrap is probably one of the better things you can choose for breakfast, it's still not ideal.

The original recipe contains hard-to-pronounce ingredients, as well as 36 percent of your daily allowance of sodium.

This lightened-up version of the recipe can easily be made ahead when you need to rush out the door. It's also pretty uncomplicated. Made with only six ingredients, it's full of protein, vitamins, and fiber.

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Now you can enjoy the coveted pumpkin spice latte all year long!

The pumpkin spice latte is full of added sugar — a nonfat, no-whip order still contains 48 grams of the sweet stuff.

This vegan version of the recipe is made without added sugars, but still has all those classic flavors you crave from any good PSL.

Iced lemon pound cake

With the recipe for iced lemon pound cake, you never have to live in fear of going without your favorite dessert again. The veganized version slashes 200 calories per serving and 10 grams of fat.

Sweet greens and lemon juice

It's convenient being able to grab a bottle of cold-pressed juice, but it can't compare to the freshness that comes from making your own at home.

You'll find that the recipe hack for the Evolutionary Juice blend of Sweet Greens and Lemon Juice is brighter with a much better taste profile.


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