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Snack away on National Junk Food Day

Start with burgers and hot dogs and add all of your favorite snacks to enjoy a treat on National Junk Food Day
Start with burgers and hot dogs and add all of your favorite snacks to enjoy a treat on National Junk Food Day
Sandy Wallace

Everything is good in moderation. Pick up your favorite snacks and enjoy National Junk Food Day on July 21. Make family memories as you enjoy all of your favorite treats.

Enjoy all of your family's favorite snack foods on National Junk Food Day
Sandy Wallace

Whether your family eats healthy meals or just loves snack foods, National Junk Food Day is the day to plan a picnic or party. Even your picky eaters will enjoy snacks of every variety.

Grill up some burgers and hot dogs, add chips and dips and enjoy a picnic lunch in your own backyard. Spread a snack feast and picnic at the park, pool or beach.

Plan a block party and ask each family to bring their favorite snacks to enjoy together. Let the kids bring bikes or outdoor toys and enjoy an evening of fun.

Set out bowls of snacks and let the kids fill their plates with the snack foods you don't eat every day. After all, everything is good in moderation.

Take the kids out for ice cream sundaes or shaved ice treats to celebrate the day. Enjoy a movie night with popcorn and pizza as you make memories together.

Here are a few recipes to enjoy with your family on National Junk Food Day.

Rotel Cheese Dip

Cube one small block or half of a large block of any variety of Velveeta cheese food and place into small crock pot. Add one can of any variety of Rotel tomatoes and peppers. Heat on low for 2-3 hours or high for 1-2 hours until cheese is melted. Keep warm and serve with dipping tortilla chips.

Crockpot Meatballs

Mix one 12 ounce jar of chili sauce with 12 ounces of grape jelly or jam in pan over low heat until jelly is melted. Fill crockpot with a large bag of thawed or frozen meatballs. Pour sauce over meatballs. Cook on low heat for 3-4 hours for thawed or 6-8 hours for frozen meatballs or on high for 2-3 hours for thawed or 4-6 hours for frozen.

Mini Meatball Subs

Heat a bag of meatballs in a jar or can of spaghetti sauce until warmed through. Keep warm in a crockpot or chafing dish and serve with Parker House party rolls and grated cheddar cheese.

BBQ Cocktail Franks

Place two bags of cocktail franks in crockpot and add one jar of your favorite barbecue sauce. Heat on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours.

Pizza Croissant Rollups

Roll out canned croissant dough into triangles. Place one teaspoon canned pizza sauce on each triangle. Top with 1/3 of a mozzarella cheese stick. If desired, add a slice of pepperoni between sauce and cheese. Roll up triangles, starting at long end. Seal edges and bake 10-15 minutes at 350 until browned.

There's a time for everything. National Junk Food Day is the time to indulge your family's sweet or salty tooth and enjoy all the snack foods your family loves.

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