Each year on July 21st we observe National Junk Food Day. This day is dedicated to the foods that everyone loves to snack on. Junk food by definition are usually high in fats, sugars, salt and calories and contain very little nutritional value.
Recipes include Not-cho Mamma’s! Loaded Vegan Nachos, Walnut chorizo, Nacho cheese, Mac n’ Cheese with a Nacho Chip Crust, Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich, and Vegan Bacon Cheeseburger.
Luckily, with a little creativity and perhaps some inspiration from the web, it is totally possible to “fool” your little ones into thinking they are eating junk while you cram in veggies, fruits, and other goodies. Our “junk food” is a nutritional powerhouse.
Now, you can hand someone a vegan cookie and they would literally never know the difference. Nondairy ice cream has the same texture as regular ice cream, especially if it's made from creamier, richer milks like coconut milk. There are even vegan alternatives to cheese, cheese puffs, and most of your favorite snack foods.
These are foods that were not created with the purpose of feeding vegans but rather were a happy accident showing that delicious treats of all kinds can be made without using dairy products, honey, or other animal-derived ingredients.
A junk food vegan is a vegan who regularly consumes highly processed foods which are essentially made in science labs. Some popular choices are the famous Oreo biscuits as well as a variety of vegan “cheeses”.
Even if you’ve chosen a healthier plant-based diet, you probably, like many of us, still love junk food because, frankly, it tastes darn good. But sometimes, you hate it because the high calorie, fat, and sugar content of that bag of vegan “cheese” puffs can often go straight to the hips.