National Junk Food Day: How to Make Your Favorites at Home

National Junk Food Day

Junk food is not only delicious, but often cheaper and more accessible. However, your favorite snacks can lead to a series of health issues over time, so they are best enjoyed in moderation. Fortunately there are many homemade options to recreate these treats that are also better for you. We have a few quick and easy recipes for you, just in time for National Junk Food Day.

  1. Doritos- Making homemade Doritos is both fun and easy. The best part is that they can be made with only 3 simple ingredients and are a lot healthier when made at home. All you will need is corn tortillas, olive oil, and your favorite taco seasoning. Simply cut the tortillas into eight pieces each and lightly coat the pieces with olive oil. Sprinkle your seasoning and let them bake in the over at 350 degrees. In just 15 minutes, you’ll have a batch of your favorite snack.
  1. French Fries-French fries are one of the most popular junk foods, but can be very unhealthy due to all the frying and salt. Try a better option by baking your own fries. You can buy a pack of frozen fries from your local grocery store, or make them from scratch. Either way, opting to bake them instead of frying will make them tastier and friendlier on your body.
  1. Pizza- Cut out your usual pizza topping and try vegetables. Baking your own pizza with toppings such as broccoli, arugula, and eggplant not only adds a unique kick of flavor to your meal, it also cuts down on fat and calories. You can also try tasty fruits like pineapples and mangos for a sweet and salty treat.
  1. Soda- Almost no one can resist a nice cold soda, especially on a hot summer’s day. What you may not know is that you can make your very own soda with your favorite juices. Try these healthy homemade soda recipes that can be adjusted to your liking and contain far less sugar than store-bought drinks.
  1. Donuts- Donuts are the perfect sugary treat, but they can increase your blood sugar and contain a lot of fat. These delicious homemade recipes are a healthier alternative and come in a variety of rare flavors you won’t often find in stores.

Here are a few deals that will help you get started with making these foods at home and stack up on extra snacks:

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