If you’re following a vegan diet and are looking for tasty and tempting treats, here’s a look at a few examples of junk food that is vegan.
When people think of veganism and plant-based diets, they often think of foods which have, well, come from plants. More often than not, when people think of vegan diets, they also tend to associate the diet with being super healthy.
Okay, plant-based foods are better than processed foods as they’re natural, but you can still take a plant-based food which would ordinarily be healthy, and make it, well, unhealthy.
Vegans, like anybody else, can enjoy the occasional treat from time to time, even if it comes in the form of junk food. We understand that junk food is unhealthy, but a little of what you love does the world of good! Providing you enjoy junk food in very light moderation, you can have your cake and eat it too.
If you’re following a vegan diet and are looking for tasty and tempting treats, here’s a look at 4 examples of junk food that is vegan.
If you’re looking for junk food that not only tastes great but also happens to be deliciously unhealthy, French fries are the ultimate junk food to tuck into.
French fries are one of the world’s most popular junk foods and are a fast food staple in fast food joints all over the globe. Yes, while we do associate them with burgers, the basic French fry is nothing more than a peeled, thinly sliced potato that has been deep-fried and then salted.
Providing your French fries have been fried in vegetable oil as opposed to animal fat, you can enjoy these delicious potato fries at your leisure.
Be warned, though, because of their increased surface area and the amount of salt that is added to them, they absorb a lot of oil and are decidedly unhealthy.
Everybody knows Oreos, and while these chocolatey and “creamy” cookies/biscuits are designed to be dunked in milk, the truth of the matter is that they are actually vegan friendly.
Oreos contain no animal ingredients or ingredients derived from animals, and as they’re decadent, rich, high in fat and high in calories they fit the junk food criteria perfectly.
If you’re vegan you can’t dunk them in dairy milk, but you could dunk them in coconut, almond, or soy milk and get the same effect!
Potato Crisps (Or Chips For Our American Friends)
Just like French fries, potato chips are generally considered to be vegan friendly as they’re made from potatoes and are usually seasoned with ingredients which have not been derived from animals.
Again, you would need to watch that they haven’t been fried in animal fat, plus be wary of the seasonings as some seasonings may contain cheese or dairy.
Okay, technically this isn’t a junk food, but it is considered unhealthy, despite being an “energy” drink, so we’re including it anyway.
Red bull is a high caffeine energy drink that is loaded full of caffeine, sugar, taurine, and other unhealthy ingredients that could potentially put a strain on your heart, unbalance your blood sugar levels, and put a strain on your kidneys. So do keep your intake to a minimum.
Red bull contains no ingredients derived from animals and is therefore suitable for vegan diets.