20 Healthy Recipes to Satisfy Your Junk Food Cravings


Did you know that today is National Junk Food Day? Well, apparently it is.  

While I am all about moderation and indulging every once in a while, I typically like to find healthier alternatives to my sweet and savory cravings.  That might have something to do with the fact that I feel like crap after eating most traditional junk food but it also has to do with staying on track with my goals.

I like to wake up early.  I like to run.  I like to workout.  These recipes allow me to satisfy cravings that would generally leave me with a food hangover but don’t.  Instead, they’re nutritious – packed full of ingredients to fuel my workouts not to mention delicious.  

Here are 20 of my favorites. 

20 Healthy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Healthy Recipes to Satisfy Your Junk Food Cravings

Healthy Savory Recipes

Spicy Buffalo Wing Popcorn

Sweet & Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wing Popcorn

Spicy Buffalo Carrot Fritters {Gluten Free, Dairy Free}

Spicy Buffalo Carrot Fritters

Easy vegan and naturally gluten free Buffalo Cauliflower bites that are the perfect appetizer for your Super Bowl game day party!

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Honey Chili Lime Popcorn

Honey Chili Lime Popcorn

Oven Baked BBQ Beet Chips

Oven Baked BBQ Beet Chips 

These Cool Ranch Roasted Macadamia nuts are ready in 20 minutes and the perfect healthy snack to munch on! Easy to make for parties and tailgating on game day!

Cool Ranch Roasted Macadamia Nuts

Easy Curry & Sage Roasted Peptia Seeds Recipe- the perfect fall snack!

Curry and Sage Roasted Pepita Seeds 

Sweet Potato Recovery Fries

Sweet Potato Fries 

 Parsnip Truffle Fries

Parsnip Truffle Fries 

Healthy Sweet Recipes

No Churn Vegan Ice Cream

Vegan No Churn Ice Cream 

Caramel Coffee Vegan Popsicles made with Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates! Perfect way to recover, refuel and cool down after a hot summer run or workout! Find the recipe on TheFitFoodieMama.com

 Caramel Coffee Popsicles 

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Protein Brownies {paleo}

Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies

This Brownie Batter Vegan Breakfast Smoothie is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and packed with healthy plant protein to fuel your morning post workout!

Brownie Batter Smoothie 

Sweet Potato Blondies Paleo 

The Best Gluten Free Blondies Ever

Cherry Chocolate Espresso Bites

Chocolate Espresso Stuffed Cherry Bites

No Bake Carrot Cake Bites

No Bake Carrot Cake Bites

Dairy Free Chocolate Turtle Parfait

Chocolate Turtle Dessert Parfait  

Dairy Free Fudgesicles

Chocolate Chunk Protein Fudgesicles

Grilled Peaches a la Mode {dairy free}

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches a la Mode 

gluten free chocolate chip cookie cups

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups {Grain Free, Dairy Free} 

You might also like:  Two Dinner Recipes- On a Quinoa Kick!

For more recipes like this, check out my eBook 15 Healthy Recipes to Keep You on Track


Welcome back to our weekly Foodie Friday link up! I’m linking up with Farrah from Fairyburger and Esther from Chocolate Runner Girl.  Also, make sure you hop around to check out all the amazing recipes in this link up and feel free to add your recipes as well!

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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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