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Last Updated on December 21, 2014
Most of us didn’t grow up following the Paleo Diet. When I was growing up junk food was a food group, heck, I remember making Kool-Aid everyday and adding a strong cup of sugar. When I think of junk food, I don’t think of chips, well, maybe Cheetos, but I think of sweets. I think of donuts and Little Debbie’s snack cakes. I think of Candy Bars. My childhood contains a history of sweet memories and I don’t know how I would have felt to be “left out” as a kid.
Right now with the Little it’s fairly easy to tell that candy in the store is yucky. He does’t realize that he’s being left out of something when we go to birthday parties and skip the cake. I know there will be a time when he will start wondering “Why” he cant’ have cake and I would like to prolong this as long as possible by plying him with Paleo Junk Food recipes. Here are 20 recipes that should help you get your junk food fix.
GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE CHIP COCONUT BARS
Sweet Potato Doughnuts with Cinnamon Icing
Homemade Sugar-Free Mounds Bars – Bounty (Vegan)
Chocolate Caramel Brownie Cups
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles
Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Cups with Smoked Sea Salt
1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 2. Simple Squares Organic Snack Bar 3. Love Bean Superfood Fudge Spread
Oh my goodness, you’ve put together quite a delicious roundup. I see quite a few I would like to try!
They all sound so good! I need to try out Paleo – sounds like a diet that would be good for M with all her allergies.
I want everything on your list!
Every time I browse you round ups and recipes I get more and more curious about the Paleo diet. Everything you share looks so amazing.
Yummo! Now we’re talkin’ Junk Food !
Just pinned it! We are doing a month-long paleo challenge soon …. while I probably won’t make these during that month (we’re eliminating sweets/sugar), I definitely will try them once the 30 days are up!
Good luck Rachel 🙂 I’m sharing an extra tasty ice cream recipe today too, lol. No more sweets, well, ok, after Friday’s recipe.
Paleo “Junk” Food? Sounds good to me, especially the Nacho Cheese Corn Chips!
I think it is great that you can have “junk” food too!
These all sound like something I would enjoy eating. I am thinking Paleo is something our family should try.
Thanks for the shout out!
Homemade Oreos? Must try!
Oh man, my dad used to make Kool-Aid like that. We were always happy when he made the Kool-Aid because my mom would skimp on the sugar. 🙂 I have such a weakness for junk food made healthy too–love this round-up!
Ha! I used to make the Kool-Aid and I was a kid so you know that stuff was sweet 🙂 I think it would be so hard to try any diet if you knew that you could never have any kind of sweet. If I knew I couldn’t have junk food every now and then I never would have done Paleo.
Hehehehe!! Thanks for the shout out! Love the collection! 😉
You’re welcome Sharon 😛
Pretzels, soft pretzels? Yes please! Thank you!
Now I want to snack! I am going to have to try some of those recipes.
Thanks for the list of recipes… I am going to have to make some of those for the kids.
I am so flattered you like my doughnuts! A great list of paleo treats, I can’t wait to try the other recipes 🙂
They look crazy delicious!
Thank you for the link back. I just figured out how use a plug in that notifies me of pings. So this is a long overdue thank you! I’ve been to your site before and love it, but never noticed you linked my site. Sorry, my bad. Awesome blog, Kelly!
You’re very welcome Stacey! Thanks for creating amazing recipes!
Thanks for so many great recipes. I am in such of the perfect chocolate frosting that taste like the store bought. I can’t use any kind of sugar so I use xylitol for chocolate. Stevia doesn’t taste well with it. I’m getting close to a good one. But I have to try some of your recipes.
LOVE this post. Thanks Kelly! Pinning!
Well, at least you tell it like it is. The newest trend seems to be that of assuring people that Paleo junk food is actually good for us. In fact, stuffing one’s face with almond flour, coconut flour, alternative sweeteners, etc. may be preferable to conventional junk food, it is NOT and never will be “good for us” in the same way that whole fresh fruit, vegetables, and high-quality protein are.