- Seems like junk food, but it's not. Ellie's Five-Layer Mexican Dip has just 140 calories per 1/2-cup serving.
Don’t ask us why Junk Food Day is a national food holiday, but it is, and just because it is, doesn’t mean you can’t partake responsibly. Snack on your favorite “junk foods” today, minus the guilt. Stick to our list of Healthy Eats-approved recipes and you won’t miss out on this national celebration of nostalgic junk food.
Chips and Dip:
Spiced Pita Chips
5-Layer Mexican Dip (pictured above)
Chili Tortilla Chips
Green Goddess Dip
Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip
- Giada DeLaurentiis' light-as-air meringue cookies.
Cake, Cookies, Pies and other Sweets
Espresso Chip Meringues (pictured above)
Banana Cream Pie
Individual Orange and Chocolate Cheesecakes
Angel Food Cake and Berries
Made-Over Deep-Dish Brownies
- Go ahead, have a nacho.
Other Sounds-Indulgent Snacks (that are actually healthy)
Chocolate-Orange Brown Butter Popcorn
Popcorn With Rosemary-Infused Oil
Honey-Whole Wheat Pretzel Sticks
Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Bars
Popcorn Shrimp With Chili-Lime Dipping Sauce
What are your favorite lightened up “junk foods?” Are you celebrating National Junk Food Day?