Healthy Alternatives To Your Everyday Snacking Go-Tos

We all know that it can be incredibly easy + tempting to indulge in our favorite treats… ++ get a little carried away with them ; ). While there’s absolutely no problem with treating yourself from time to time, regularly eating unbalanced, unhealthy foods may not be the best for your diet + health! Here’s four healthier alternatives that we can eat instead of common snacks, while still satisfying your cravings!

INSTEAD OF POTATO CHIPS…

Try dipping your favorite fresh veggies into hummus or another healthy dip [try this awesome Lemon Garlic Hummus recipe!] as a WAY healthier alternative to high-fat, store bought potato chips! Just 1 ounce of potato chips or about 15 chips have 150 calories + 9 grams of fat. With this, potato chips are hands down the easiest snack to binge eat, so try grabbing some veggie chips such as carrots, zucchini, squash, or our favorite — taro!

INSTEAD OF ICE CREAM…

Try having a refreshing bowl of frozen or regular yogurt topped with granola + fresh fruit! Although ice cream is a go-to comfort dessert, its high sugar + fat content suggests that it should be enjoyed only in moderation. Other than froyo, frozen treats such as homemade fruit popsicles like this avocado popsicle recipe or frozen fruit like these yogurt covered blueberries will surely suffice your sweet tooth ; )

INSTEAD OF CHOCOLATE BARS…

Grab a couple of pieces of dark chocolate, easy to make energy bites, or chocolate covered nuts! It has long been proved that dark chocolate is a better alternative to regular milk chocolate due to its beneficial flavonoids + nutrients. Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, can reduce the likelihood of some heart diseases, can improve blood flow, ++ much more.  Here’s five healthy recipes to get your chocolate fix!

INSTEAD OF COOKIES OR CAKE…

Making energy bites or fruit bread//muffins are just two ways you can satisfy your cookie + cake craving!  We all know that boxed cake is the easiest route to gravitate towards, but taking the to time + effort to follow an easy recipe will be well worth it in the long + short term. Between artificial coloring + flavoring, additives, preservatives, ++ hydrogenated fats, trying these next few recipes with natural, easy to obtain ingredients will have your body thanking you!

Blueberry Muffin Energy Bites
Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mug Angel Cake [perfect for portion control!] Banana Muffins

What’s your favorite healthy snack alternative that you enjoy the most? Comment below!

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