TCM Reader Poll: What Healthy Dish Could Convert Any Junk Food Lover?

Lately, we’ve been getting chatty on Instagram and asking our readers to weigh in on conversations we’ve been having in the office. The latest? Must eat treats for junk food-loving friends.

You know the moment: you’re chowing down mindlessly on a truly weird salad when suddenly you realize just how foreign what you’re eating seems to your more conventional, fast-food-oriented pal. No judgement from either side of the table! We just want our favorite people feeling good – and love the inspiring ideas below from our readers in answer to our question: What healthy dish could convert any junk food lover?

Chia seed pudding with water, dates, cacao, and avocado! Blend and eat!

Butternut squash Mac and cheese. Sub 1/2 cheese for butternut squash and watch them come back for creamy, delicious seconds.

@sproutedkitchen’s Hippie Bowl! Perfection.

Omelettes! Filled with mushrooms, green peppers, onions, zucchini, ANYTHING.

Raw tacos with chipotle cashew sauce! Or stuffed sweet potatoes topped with guacamole

A Couscous Salad with Tomato, Feta and Grilled Chicken <3

Spicy oven-baked sweet potato fries with avocado dip!

Pumpkin Chilli topped with avocado, sour cream and jalapeño

Heirloom tomato salad, Sweet pea risotto and vegan chocolate pudding. Even my kids 6,5 and 2 don’t argue with that!


Sweet potato goats cheese & basil lasagna! Or grilled avocado with mushroom quinoa salad.

Mine is garlic, shallots, cremini mushrooms and kale sautéed in evoo over whole wheat angel hair. Little bit of Himalayan sea salt and that’s it. Easy, fast, satisfying and really healthy.

The @ohsheglows nacho dip!!  it converted me!!

Carrot ginger soup with avocado and cilantro!

Whole wheat penne with spinach and a cashew “cream” sauce. Perfect for the first time vegan.

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