Rather than limiting themselves to eating salads, some healthy eaters are creating ‘fake’ junk food in an attempt to liven up their daily meals.

The basic premise of the trend is that cooks recreate some notoriously unhealthy dishes but replace the naughty ingredients with more nutritious alternatives.

Whether it’s by eating kale chips, watermelon pizza or carrot hot dogs (yes, those are all real things!), it looks like consumers are willing to give fake junk food meals a chance to convert them from eating their unhealthy counterparts.

In fact, food makers are taking to social media to show off their creations.

Firstly, Kinzi Herron, an online food blogger, showed off her sweet potato toast, which looks to have been very popular with her Instagram followers.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKUT1mChvKB/

It’s not just savoury dishes which are being converted either, with Reeves Cake showing off their cheesecake made from salmon.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BKYxBUAh1hL/

Whether ‘fake’ junk food is just another fad or it’s here to stay is unknown, but it’ll be fascinating to see exactly which unhealthy foods inspired cooks look to transform into nutritious dishes next.

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