Today is National Junk Food Day and that is right up my alley! I love my sweet treats and have been finding ways to fit them in to a healthier lifestyle. My current favorite is finding (or making) healthier versions that might have higher protein, lower fat or fruit/vegetable servings hidden in them. So today I’m sharing my three favorite ones on the blog!
With how hot it is outside, smoothie bowls are my go-to post-workout or afternoon snack! They are cool, refreshing and super customizable. I’ve been loving mine with mini chocolate chips and coconut flakes on top. Plus I can sneak in a serving of fruit and vegetables along with a punch of protein to keep it on the healthier side.
Chocolate Lava Cake
For a while, this chocolate lava cake was my go-to. Even though it’s been replaced by the smoothie bowl because of the summer heat, I still love a lava cake and whip one up every once in a while. Again, it’s super easy to customize depending on what I have on hand and what I feel like plus I can get in a serving of fruit too. I haven’t been brave enough to try vegetables in with chocolate but I bet a vanilla version with shredded carrots would be awesome!
Ice Cream Alternatives
If I don’t feel like making something, my favorite grocery store finds are ice cream alternatives. They were also great during marathon training because they were higher in carbs and some days I needed them to get in enough carbs. I started out on Halo Top (love the Pumpkin Pie flavor!) and I’ve also enjoyed Bryer’s Delight and Enlightened but all three of those brands can be pretty pricey for a single pint of ice cream. What I’m loving now as a cold treat is Yasso Greek Yogurt bars!
Let me know what your favorite healthier junk foods are in the comments!