10 Junk Foods That Are Actually Good For You

Dark Chocolate:

Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content (70% or more) is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and minerals like iron, magnesium, and zinc.


Air-popped popcorn is a whole grain snack that is low in calories and high in fiber. It can be a satisfying and relatively healthy.


While nuts are high in calories and fat, they are also rich in healthy fats, protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals.


Made from mashed avocados, guacamole is rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins (like vitamin E and vitamin K), and minerals (like potassium).

Frozen Yogurt:

Compared to traditional ice cream, frozen yogurt typically contains less fat and fewer calories. Opt for varieties with lower sugar content and pair with fresh fruit for added nutrition.


Salsa is low in calories and fat and packed with flavor from ingredients like tomatoes, onions, peppers, and herbs. It's a great way to add vegetables to your diet and can be enjoyed.

Nuts or Fruits:

Combining dark chocolate with nuts or dried fruits can provide a satisfying blend of sweet and savory flavors along with the health benefits.

Peanut Butter:

Natural peanut butter made from just peanuts (and maybe a touch of salt) is a good source of healthy fats, protein, fiber, and essential nutrients like vitamin E.

Granola Bars:

While some granola bars can be high in sugar and calories, look for options with whole grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for added nutrition.

Baked Sweet Potato Fries:

Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and when baked instead of fried, they offer a healthier alternative to traditional French fries.