Healthy alternatives to junk food can be hard to find. Ever find yourself craving a junk food snack, but know you shouldn’t indulge due to the fact that it’s not really healthy? We’ve found ten healthy alternatives to popular junk food snacks that will leave you feeling great after snacking instead of wanting to lay down for a nap.
1. Snapea Crisps instead of potato chips
A healthy alternative to the popular junk food snack known as potato chips are snapea crisps. These are even healthier if you choose the lightly salted ones. They are super tasty and addictive, though, so beware! You might just eat an entire bag in one sitting.
2. Baby carrots and hummus instead of chips and dip
Rather than dipping Ruffles into ranch, a healthier alternative to this popular junk food snack is baby carrots and hummus. Sure, it probably won’t satisfy your craving for the salty potato chips, but hummus is delicious on its own, so hopefully you won’t miss the Ruffles too much.
3. Apples and Oranges instead of pastries
Instead of a starch filled muffin or pastry for breakfast, how about an apple? A muffin will make you feel full at first but will burn off quickly and have you feeling hungry again an hour later. Ditch the carbs and go for a piece of fruit like an apple or an orange.
4. Greek yogurt with honey and cinnamon instead of pudding
Instead of a yummy and sweet pudding pack, opt for some Greek yogurt instead and add in some honey and cinnamon to make give it the sweet flavor you crave from pudding. This is a much healthier option!
5. Avocado toast instead of Nutella toast
We know, we know, Nutella is sinfully delicious, but it packs a ton of sugar. Instead of spreading it all over your toast for a snack or morning breakfast, try spreading some healthy avocado on there instead. You can season it however you like.
6. Lunch meat and string cheese wraps instead of corn dogs
Corn dogs are an easy snack or meal to eat because you eat them on a stick, but they aren’t healthy by any means. A healthy alternative to that popular junk food snack is to wrap a piece of string cheese inside some lunch meat. It’s yummy and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it.
7. Mixed nuts instead of chocolate covered nuts
Mixed nuts are a much healthier alternative to chocolate covered ones, obviously. If you have the munchies, mixed nuts are a great option as they are good for you and they are filled with healthy fats which will fill you up.
8. Kale smoothies instead of fruit smoothies
Fruit smoothies are delicious, yes, but they usually pack a lot of sugar. If you are craving a nice cold smoothie, try one with kale in it, which is a much healthier alternative to your regular sugary fruit-based smoothies.
9. Ants on a log instead of fries
Celery definitely does not taste like french fries and will never be a real replacement for the delcious, salty, warm goodness of them, but it can be pretty tasty paired with raisins and peanut butter.
10. Fruit salad instead of candy
If you can’t deny a craving for something sweet, go for the healthy alternative to processed sweets and make yourself a delicious fruit salad. We guarantee it will satisfy your cravings!