Turn junk foods into healthy foods

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What do you do when you have a junk-food craving, but want to eat healthy? Try some natural foods that have all the flavor, but are made with wholesome ingredients you can feel good about. Also, make sure to check us out this Thursday on Daybreak to see us chat about them!

Healthy Hot Dog Makeover
We all know a traditional hot dog is a junk-food favorite, but have you ever stopped and wondered what is in it? That same question compelled the founder of Applegate Natural and Organic Meats to build an entire company. He started by making a delicious hotdog with wholesome ingredients and no antibiotics and expanded the line to include lunch meat, frozen foods, bacon and more. Still, the wonderful natural and organic Applegate hotdogs in both traditional and chicken varieties remain a family favorite. Recently, the Environmental Working Group released an analysis that showed the shocking link between antibiotic overuse in traditional grocery meat products and the development of superbugs. Something definitely to think about!

Junk-Free Snack Ideas
The pantry can be a dangerous place when it comes to junk food cravings. Thankfully, you can replace typical junk food finds with healthy food that is easy to grab on the go. For instance, check out 100 percent natural crunchy and delicious freeze-dried fruits from Nature’s All Foods. You’ll find bananas, strawberries, mangoes, blueberries and more for an easy snack with absolutely NO artificial or added ingredients.

Oogave Natural Soda
Finally a healthy soda option! Oogave is an organic soda sweetened only with agave nectar.  Using agave instead of cane sugar or corn syrup keeps Oogave lower calorie (100 calories per 12 oz of Oogave in comparison to 130-150 for other natural sodas) and also low glycemic (say goodbye to those sugar highs).  The soda is also caffeine free, gluten free and contains no preservatives.  Refreshing options include Watermelon Cream, Agave Cola, Strawberry Rhubarb and Ginger Ale. Make sure to check out the new diet blends made without artificial sweeteners!  www.oogave.com

Boulder Soup Works
Did you know that some of the popular, traditional canned soup brands are far from healthy and, in fact, are actually filled with junky artificial flavors and preservatives? That is why we are really excited to find Boulder Soup Works. Not only are the soups delicious, but they are made with only the highest quality organic ingredients and spices. They combine hand-cut vegetables with fragrant herbs and custom bases, just like you would if you had time to make soup at home. We especially like the Red Lentil Dahl made with a custom blend of curry and healthy red lentils as a base. Super delish! www.bouldersoupworks.com