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Everybody needs some REAL FOOD “Healthy” Junk Food

Chicken Nuggets Just like Chick-fil-a! | Clean Eating | REAL food | From WholesomeMommy.com

If you’ve been going at trying to feed your family clean foods, REAL foods for very long, you know that sometimes you get a hankering for something BAD.  I don’t know what your “vice” is, but mine has many shapes and forms.  Sometimes I crave chips, other times its drive thru french fries {are you seeing a pattern of salty goodness here?}.   But, most of us – our kids included – enjoy a little fast food.  And, we shouldn’t be deprived. But, those drive thru french fries and  chicken nuggets are TERRIBLE for your health.  And, in the few times we’ve “backslidden” and stopped, I pay for it later with feelings of generally “icky-ness,” and then there is the guilt I feel from feeding my kids poorly. So, that’s why we’ve decided to make our own junk food!

Chicken nuggets are a delicious treat that kids and grown ups both enjoy…especially when made from REAL white meat chicken {I use antibiotic free, vegetarian fed, humanely raised}.  You can cut your skinless, boneless chicken breasts any way you like: in strips or chunks.  I do both, just depending on my mood. Last night I made chicken “nuggets” to wow my kiddos. :)   But besides being BETTER chicken than what you will get at your local fast food joint, what else makes them “healthy.”

Fried food is fried food.  I’m not going to pretend that you should eat fried foods at every meal, or everyday – fried foods are a sometimes food.  But, I believe in moderation and not depriving yourself {deprivation only makes you crave things more}.  So, when we DO eat fried foods – like these chicken nuggets or french fries, we fry them in a healthy for you fat – coconut oil.

We enjoy these for a “fast food-like” dinner, for entertaining {such as for football parties – a little goes a long way when you serve these a an appetizer with other treats}, and leftover for lunch. :) Sometimes we leave them plain and we enjoy dipping them in local honey.  Other times we put half of them in buffalo sauce to kick it up for the grownups.  They’re delicious any way you try ‘em.

These will be VERY similar to what you get at Chick-fil-a, the only difference is they fry their’s in peanut oil and I opt for a healthier fat. But, the taste isn’t very different even with that change.

Bonless Buffalo Chicken Bites | Junk for For Clean Eating "Diet" | These are AWESOME | From WholesomeMommy.com


How can you keep the cost down? I shop for many of my ingredients at Walmart – they carry King Aurthur’s unbrommated flour {which I buy every now and again when I don’t mill my own wheat} and antibiotic free, humanely raised, vegetarian raised chicken. {Just keep your eyes peeled…I’ve found at least one brand in every store I’ve been in.  Walmart has a low price guarantee EVERY DAY, but if you find a better deal – you can price match! And, it has been my experience that IF I can find the ingredients I need, I can get them here much cheaper than my other stops.

Healthy Fried French Fries | How to Fry French Fries in Healthy Fat - Coconut Oil | From WholesomeMommy.com

What goes great with REAL Chicken Nuggets? REAL french fries!

Healthy French Fries | Fried in Coconut Oil | From WholesomeMommy.com


Now, you know why everything can be enjoyed in moderation – you just have to think of a way to make it yourself, with REAL, clean ingredients. It’s not a matter of deprivation or eating lettuce all the time…REAL FOOD TASTES GOOD!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’m a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with a product sample and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own.

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  1. I will eat them, as long as there is no corn syrup in it!

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