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16 Healthy Junk Food Recipes You Can Feel Good About

We love junk food as much as the next person – we’re human, after all – but we’re also big believers in moderation. As we continue to pursue the wellness goals we may or may not have temporarily ditched a few weeks into 2020, we’re also trying something a little different.

To satisfy our sweet and savory cravings, Lively has dreamt up a few collagen recipes that are tasty and (somewhat) nutritious. Feel zero guilt when munching on these culinary creations, which all call for one or two scoops of Vital Proteins collagen products, like our Collagen Peptides, Chicken Bone Broth Collagen, Matcha Collagen, and more.

As we get older – around the age of 30 – our body’s natural collagen production begins to decline. That’s where VP comes in. Our collagen helps to promote healthy hair, skin, nails and joints.** Simply add our collagen to your favorite beverage or food – it’s that simple! 

Take a look at some of our greatest hits, pick out your soon-to-be go-to cheat meal, whip it up at home, and dig in.

Healthy Junk Food Recipes

ice cream cookie sandwich

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Why you'll love it: The ice cream is dairy free!

Made with: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

cauliflower buffalo wings

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Why you’ll love them: They’re just as flavorful and crispy as the real deal.

Made with: Vital Proteins Chicken Bone Broth Collagen

matcha donuts

Matcha Donuts

Why you’ll love them: Get ready to fall in love at first bite – especially if you’re a matcha fan. These Matcha Donuts deliver the health benefits of matcha (hello, L-theanine!) in a glorious green form.

Made with: Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen

best burger recipe

Juicy Burgers

Why you'll love them: Because you recognize National Burger Day should be celebrated year-round.

Made with: Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

lavender lemon bars

Lavender Lemon Bars

Why you’ll love them: They are not only beautiful on the outside, but the standout ingredient will leave you glowing on the inside, too.

Made with: Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Glow

mac and cheese recipe

Cashew Mac and Cheese

Why you’ll love it: This collagen recipe is gluten and dairy free!

Made with: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

chicken tacos


Why you’ll love them: We can’t help but taco ‘bout how delicious and healthy this savory collagen recipe is.

Made with: Vital Proteins Chicken Bone Broth Collagen

sweet potato brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

Why you’ll love it: Raw cashews, cinnamon, and flaxseed make up this fudgy dessert’s ingredient list.

Made with: Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

matcha truffles

Matcha Truffles

Why you’ll love them:It’s a bite-sized dessert that calls for zero baking time.

Made with:Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen

spinach artichoke dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Why you’ll love them:The best dairy-free dip to snack on during Netflix binges.

Made with:Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

coconut chocolate chip

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Why you’ll love them:Each bite is filled with energy-boosting MCTs (from the coconut milk powder) and healthy fats.

Made with:Vital Proteins Coconut Collagen Creamer

chocolate mousse healthy junk food

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Why you’ll love them: Five ingredients make up this rich chocolate treat.

Made with:Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides

matcha ice cream healthy junk food

Matcha Ice Cream

Why you’ll love it: Terrific trio: Creamy, dairy-free, and packed with bananas.

Made with: Vital Proteins Matcha Collagen

turmeric collagen gummies

Turmeric Collagen Gummies

Why you’ll love it: It’s practically healthy candy – and who doesn’t love candy?!

Made with: Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

vanilla donuts healthy junk foods

Vanilla Glazed Donuts

Why you’ll love it: They’re simple enough to make in 30 minutes. Plus, they’re pretty enough to feature on your Instagram feed on endless #TBTs.

Made with: Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Creamer

paleo pizza


Why you’ll love it: This Paleo Pizza recipe skips egg and instead calls for the binding effect found in Beef Gelatin.

Made with:Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin

For a full list of our collagen recipes, visit our Recipes tab.

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