16 Healthy Junk Food Swaps

16 Healthy Junk Food Swaps

I sometimes do round -ups on this blog to help organize my recipes.  I have close to 400 recipes on this blog- and almost  no organization.   Trust me, I am working on that.  It is just taking time.   Some of my older recipes- which were quite good have gotten pushed to the bottom of this blog, and are hardly ever shared anymore.   Some of these recipes are actually some of my favorite ones.

Most of my recipes are ” Healthy Swaps”.  But here are some of my favorite.  Craving a milkshake?  Craving French Fries?  Here are 16 ” Healthy Snack Swaps” that will fit the bill.

click on each photo to get directed to the original recipe

Craving #1   An Oreo Blizzard:  ( This happened often when I was pregnant with boy #1) 

Healthy Swap out:   My Healthy Homemade Banana Ice Cream Oreo Blizzard 


Craving #2: Lucky Charms Best cereal EVER.  but the sugar.???  OMG

Healthy Swap out: DIY Lucky Charms.  make your own lucky charms marshmallows and pair them with a cereal with less sugar


Craving #3: Con Queso Dip with Tortilla Chips

Healthy Swap Out: Laughing Cow Cheese Con Queso with Special K Cracker Chips– gotta take advantage of products out there with low calories


Craving 4: Chocolate Ice Cream

Healthy Swap: Homemade Blender Chocolate Frozen Yogurt 

Blender Chocolate Caramel Frozen Yogurt

Craving #5: French Onion Dip

Healthy Swap:  Greek Yogurt Onion Dip 


Craving #6 Tater-tots

Healthy Swap Out: Loaded Cauliflower Tots


Craving #7: Snickers

Healthy Swap out: Healthy Snickers Stuffed Dates


Craving #8: Mozzarella Sticks

Healthy Swap out: Quinoa Baked Cheese Sticks 

Quinoa Cheese

Craving #9: Milkshake

Healthy Swap Out: Banana Vanilla Milkshake 


Craving #10: Pepperoni Pizza

Healthy Swap Out: Pepperoni Pizza Tomato Bowls 


Craving #11: a Cheeseburger

Healthy Swap out: Cheeseburger Quinoa Casserole 

Cheeseburger Quinoa casserole

Craving 12: Coffee Shop Frappe

Healthy Swap out: Healthy Coffee Frappe 


Craving #13: Onion Rings

Healthy Swap out: Crispy Baked Cherrios Onion Rings – You can also use another breading agent.  toasted quinoa, oatmeal. etc.


Craving 14: Brownies

Healthy Swap out: Flourless Sweet Potato Brownies 


Craving 15: Frozen Snickers

Healthy Swap out: Frozen Snickers Banana Bites 


Craving 16: French Fries

Healthy Swap out: 15 alternatives for potato french fries 




  1. These look really good – especially that queso! Yum!

  2. These look awesome! Can I just admit that I’ve been having a Blizzard craving for about a week now. I totally want one. Your recipe came just in the nick of time! Thanks!

  3. LOVE!!! These are such fantastic ideas to get that sweet treat in but in a much healthier way.

  4. Always looking for alternatives and these are great.

  5. What a great post, all delicious


  7. I know what you mean. I’m revitalizing old posts too. I went and checked out the frozen yogurt recipe. I love how your sweetening it! Great recipe!

  8. There are some seriously fantastic recipe ideas here, thanks for sharing! 🙂

  9. There are so many wonderful ideas here! I’m so inspired! Lots of great ways to make simple substitutions that add up to a really big difference in the long run!

  10. Love you healthy hacks! Great round-up post!

  11. After seeing all these delicious treats who would want the real junk ones? Not me anyway!

  12. So many great ideas out there. Are they really all healthy? It looks too good to be true, but I do believe you 100%!! 🙂


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