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Tasty & Healthy Swaps for Kids’ Favorite Junk Foods
Junk food is everywhere our kids turn. Sometimes, it’s just too hard to avoid it! Next time you’re reaching for a snack for them (or if you’ve got a craving), check out these 14 super tasty (and super healthy) junk-food swaps you and your kids will swoon over.
Check them out in the slideshow.
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Tasty & healthy swaps for kids' favourite junk food - AU
Swap pizza for...
Stuffed Portobello Mushroom Pizzas
Pizza with a twist---with the same flavors and no crust. Find the full recipe here on
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Swap ice pops for...
Strawberry Orange Popsicles
This homemade version is made with orange juice and fresh fruit. Get the recipe on
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Swap pasta for...
White flour turns into sugar = empty calories. Using a spiralizer you can make nutritious low cal, carb-free noodles. Simply toss with your favorite sauce. Find the full recipe on
Two Peas and Their Pod.
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Two Peas and Their Pod
Swap sugary lollies for...
Dried Fruit Medley
Naturally sweetened dried fruit makes for a great lolly swap.
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Swap soda for...
Fresh Fruit Juice
Look for 100% fruit juice to satisfy your kiddo's sweet tooth.
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Swap chocolate bars for...
It's packed with antioxidants, iron and fibre. If you're craving something sweet, reach for a dark bar instead!
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Swap fries for...
Baked Zucchini-Parmesan Fries
Crunchy and oven-baked, kids won't miss those starchy potato fries when they try these. Get the recipe from
Inspired by Charm.
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Inspired by Charm
Swap potato chips for...
Homemade Kale Chips
These crispy, baked leafy greens are made with olive oil. Get a great recipe at
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Swap cheeseburgers for...
Black Lentil Pumpkin Burgers
Get the recipe for this lean, veggie burger packed with protein and delicious flavours on
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Swap peanut brittle for...
Gluten-Free Nut Clusters
This is a low-in-sugar, gluten-free, healthier snack options for the kids with crunch and a touch of sweetness. Find the full recipe on
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Swap cheesecake for...
Greek Yoghurt & Berries
Crumble toasted oats over the top for added crunch a flavour that mimics the taste of a cheesecake crust.
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Swap sour cream dips for...
Mediterranean Feta Dip
This low fat, high flavour dip is addictive! Get the recipe on
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