Do You Like Low-Cal Junk Food?

cinnamonFor the past few weeks, I’ve been cooking up a storm of Hungry Girl recipes from her latest cookbook. While many of them are deee-licious (like the super tasty HG Gooey Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing pictured above) and help you feed a full-fat craving with a low-cal treat, the majority of them aren’t what I would call “natural.” This got me thinking: When it comes to healthy eating, do you like the lighter versions of your fave eats or do you prefer to eat only clean and natural foods? I, for one, usually feel better when I’m eating foods that come straight from the earth, but sometimes a girl needs a cinnamon roll, and when you can eat one that is just as tasty as a high-cal one but still fits in your diet, then hallelujah! What about you? —Jenn

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  1. I'm sensitive to sugar, so I indulge myself with Breyer's "carb smart" ice cream, and an Atkins bar.

    Besides that, my diet is natural (no other processed foods), and I'm working on giving the ice-cream and Atkins bars up, too. But I'm just not ready yet.

  2. When I want a cookie, I want a cookie! 🙂 I eat pretty clean overall so I don't stress about the "treats" when I have them.

  3. I eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies, but when it comes to junk food I like the low-cal (never understood why some people are so 'lite phobic' -I blog about that topic a lot.) I have an insatiable sweet/fat tooth and I know it's likely that I'll want more than a few bites, so the low-cal version just seems smarter for me because I can eat a little more without ruining my diet.

  4. I suspect a lot of "junk food" could be made clean (or a lot cleaner) with a little effort.

    I gotta step away from the sugar and stevia isn't cutting it so Lo Han is going to get a work out in the kitchen pretty soon.

  5. The amount of fake junk in her foods creeps me out. If I want a treat, I'll have a little bit of the real thing, made with REAL ingredients, not sugar substitute, fat substitute and other junk. Worse than the real deal!

  6. They can really cancel out a craving if I am having one, but all the processed food makes me hungry later. So if I can avoid them, I do. But I do eat them occassionally.