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Mansi Khandelwal

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Check Out These 7 Recipes To Make Your Junk Food Super Healthy

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  •  April 22, 2017


Finding yourself hogging on junk food every second day? Cheating your cheat days very often? Feeling that all that is junk is tasty?

Well, not a fan of junk food myself, I still have asked the above questions to a lot of people around me. For those staying away from home, it seems all the more impossible to maintain distance from junk food. Despite knowing that unhealthy food is doing nothing but shortening our lives and expanding our waistlines, yet we can’t break up with it!

Anyway, do not worry because we bring you seven easiest, healthy and pseudo-junk dishes to satiate your craving.

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Fruit rolls:

Fruit leathers at the grocery store are usually loaded with sugar and preservatives. This dried fruit snack relies on the natural sweetness of the fruit and is seasoned with warming spices, like cinnamon and cardamom, fresh mint leaves, vanilla extract and shredded coconut. This recipe features three flavor combinations: strawberries and banana (red); kiwi; mango and mint leaves (green); and blueberries and grape juice (blue).

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Underground Tikki:

100gms mixed root vegetables like sweet potato, beetroot, turnip (when in season) or yam
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
Black jeera
Chaat masala
1/4 tsp ground anardana
Pinch of black salt, rock salt, freshly crushed pepper
1-2 eggs (whites only)
Almond flour

– Steam the root vegetables in salted water, peel, and mash. In a separate saucepan, lightly fry the onion, green chilies, and kala jeera. Cool this mixture. Add a dash of chaat masala, anardana and a pinch of black salt, rock salt, and freshly crushed pepper.
– Blend the egg whites into this mixture. Spoon the underground vegetable mix into a flat 2-inch-sized patty. Coat it with coarse almond flour for a crispy texture. (To make almond flour, roast a handful of almonds, cool and grind in a dry grinder.)
– Bake patties in a medium-heated oven till browned. Enjoy with homemade tomato sauce, tamarind chutney, and coriander or garlic chutney.

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Whole-Wheat Goldfish

We give this kid favorite a healthy makeover by swapping in whole-wheat flour and real sharp cheddar cheese — unlike what the store box may tell you. These cheesy crackers are so good that kids won’t know the difference.

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Gummy Bears

Cold-pressed juice combined with honey, vanilla and gelatin make these an easy snack to assemble. Even cooler? Do as blogger Ursula does and make these gummies your custom multivitamins. Consider adding probiotics, elderberry syrup to help prevent or fight a cold, or cod liver oil to boost the immune system. Get creative with your juice combos for a different flavor each time.

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Egg McMuffin

Nutrition:237 calories, 9.9 g fat (4.2 g saturated), 492 mg sodium, 27 g carbs, 8 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 18.4 g protein (calculated with reduced sodium ham)

Save 60 calories and 237 milligrams of sodium when you spend 10 minutes in your kitchen making this sandwich instead of 10 minutes in the drive-through line. Plus, this recipe got 8 grams of belly-slimming fiber, keeping you fuller longer.

Recipe: Real Advice Gal.

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Chocolate Shake

Nutrition: 151 calories, 8.5 g fat (2 g saturated), 17.5 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 10.5 g sugar, 3.5 g protein

Skip the Frostie and blend this waist-whittling shake instead. Just make sure to opt for unripe bananas, which are rich in resistant starch. When we ingest foods that resist digestion, the gut produces healthy bacteria, leading to lowered appetite and more efficient fat oxidation. In fact, one study found that replacing just 5 percent of the day’s carbohydrates with a source of resistant starch can boost post-meal fat burn by up to 30 percent! To find out what else the yellow superfruit can do, check out these 7 Amazing Things Bananas Do to Your Body.

Recipe: Minimalist Baker.

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Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

Nutrition: 202 calories, 11.4 g fat (6.5 g saturated), 137 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2.5 g sugar, 9.5 g protein (calculated without salt)

These chicken biscuit sandwiches are just 202 calories and 137 mg of sodium per sandwich. That’s half the calories and 1000 milligrams less of sodium than Mickey D’s version. Although an essential mineral, excess sodium cause water retention (AKA bloat) and high blood pressure.

Recipe: The Baker Mama.

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