Believe it or not, some junk food are made with ingredients that are actually good for you. So if you're on a journey towards healthy eating and you think you need to completely swear off on junk food, well, think again. Below are some of our favorite guilt-free treats that might change your mind:
1. Take Root's Kale Chips
If you haven't had the chance to try kale chips before, now is your chance. Take Root's kale chips are as healthy as can be since they're oil-free, gluten-free, homemade, and made out of organic kale that the owners grow themselves. Choose between their six flavors, including Vegan Cheeze and Sour Kream & Chive, and get the nutritional benefits of kale in the most delicious way possible. Check out their Rooted Bars for a quick dose of energy, too!
2. Thrive's Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Trisha and Allyza's chocolate chip cookies are to die for. They're soft, chewy, and filled with chocolate so sweet and decadent that you won't believe that it's actually dairy and egg-free. Did we mention that Thrive's lovely bakers are only 17 years old and started selling their baked goods at school?
3. Jertie's Kitchen's Dark Chocolate Cake
Yes, even if you're gluten intolerant or dairy-intolerant, you can still eat cake. Jertie of Jertie's Kitchen is plant-based and gluten-intolerant herself, so you're sure that what you're getting is from a clean and healthy kitchen. Maybe you can treat yourself to this on your birthday! Or, you know, any day you want.
4. I Can't Believe It's Vegan's Cauliflower Chocolate Muffins
Have you ever heard of cauliflower chocolate muffins? Because before we met ICBIV, we haven't either. No worries though, because they're so good for you that they're definitely worth a try! We're serious when we say you won't believe that their desserts are made out of healthy whole foods.
5. Green Bar's Glazed Donuts
Finally, healthier alternatives to regular donuts! Green bar's mini glazed donuts are to die for, and they come in many flavors like mango bacon, chocolate, and the timeless glazed donut that surely everyone will enjoy. One piece won't be enough!
6. Afters Manila's Vegan Gelato
Your favorite espresso and desserts place in Tomas Morato and Katipunan now serve dairy-free artisan gelato, and they're as creamy and delicious as their regular varieties! If you need suggestions, their green tea and pistachio flavors are sure hits, but their chocolate gelato is a classic, too.
7. In a Nutshell's Cheeses
We would pick a favorite out of their growing selection of dairy-free cheeses, but it wouldn't be fair since everything is unbelievably delicious. Try out their Garlic and Herb Boursin-style cheese that is a good source of probiotics or their Smoked Gouda that adds a touch of smoky goodness to any dish!