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Recently, I asked a question on my Facebook page about “what's the one bad-for-you food that you just can't give up?

I think as humans we all have our vices. No matter how good of a diet we eat, there are probably a few foods that we may still crave, and even eat, despite knowing that they're not good for us.

Trust me.

Been there.

Done that.

Still do that. 😉

I have a few foods that I still crave (and sometimes give in to) that are not really the best things for me to eat. Do I eat them often? No. But, it happens. This list was compiled to make the transition away from your favorite junk foods a little easier. If you're new to a real food diet, this is a great way to see how you can create healthier versions of your favorite standard American fare.

The bulk of these recipes are going to be allergen friendly (i.e. gluten, grain, dairy, etc. free) in some fashion. Some will have allergen friendly options within the recipe. A few of them are going to contain gluten and/or grains, which I have tried to notate within the list.

So, let's get this party started!

Soda, Sports Drinks, Milk Shakes, etc.

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Starbucks and Coffee Shop Drinks (yes, this gets its own category!)

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Fast Food, Take-Out, Dine Out (Burgers, Fries, Wings, Pizza, etc.)

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Storebought Breads, Rolls, Doughnuts, Pastries, Cereals, etc.

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Note: I do not personally advocate eating wheat, as I follow a grain-free diet, but if you do eat wheat, I recommend checking out the Einkorn grains, as they will be as close to traditional wheat as we have access to today.

Sweet and Salty Snacks (Potato Chips, Snack Mixes, Cookies, Jello, etc.)

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Note: I do not personally advocate eating wheat, as I follow a grain-free diet, but if you do eat wheat, I recommend checking out the Einkorn grains, as they will be as close to traditional wheat as we have access to today.

Candy

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Ice Cream and Dairy Products

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Condiments, Dressings, and Spice Mixes

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Packaged Dinners and Canned Goods Substitutes

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Cooking and Baking Ingredients

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So, what are your favorite junk food substitutes? Are there any recipes you'd like to share? Leave a comment below and let's all eat less junk! 🙂

For even more great real food recipes that are delicious and easy, check out my full recipe gallery here.

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Sometimes You Just Need a Good Snack!

If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’ve embarked on your gluten-free journey, but are missing your favorite snack foods. You’re bored with all of the gluten-free options out there (which, let’s face it, aren’t all that healthy). Let me ask you a few questions:

  • Are you new to a real foods diet or just bored with eating the same thing every day?
  • Are you in need of healthy snack ideas for your whole family?
  • Would you like recipes that are easy, delicious, and healthy?

If you answered yes to any of these, then my eBook, Gluten-Free Snacks, is for YOU! This book features delicious real food snack recipes from an established community of real food bloggers. All of the recipes featured in this ebook are tried and true recipes that have been put to the test of both preparation and taste.

Long before blogging and social networks, trading recipes has been a way to connect and transfer culture, nourishment, and love from the heart of the home (the kitchen) to others. So, in the spirit of old-fashioned cookbooks produced by schools and churches, each cook featured in this book has provided her BEST recipe, so it winds up a collection of the best of the best!

You will love all the new ideas and new flavors in this book. Clear, easy to follow instructions, beautiful photographs, and accessible ingredients will make this book a favorite resource.

Feed your family healthy and nourishing gluten-free snacks every day without sacrificing taste! These snacks are a great way to add variety to your family’s diet. Healthy snacks are what keep us going between meal times, giving us the energy and sustainable blood sugar that we need to power through our to-do list.

It's time to ditch the food boredom and embrace deliciousness once again! The Gluten-Free Snacks eBook is your ticket to healthy, delicious, well-balanced snacks to keep you energized and focused no matter the time of day or activities you’re enjoying! Learn more about this eBook and how to download your copy of Gluten-Free Snacks here (or click on the image below).

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