5 Delicious + Healthy Snacks to Combat Your Potato Chip Cravings
For when you get the munchies!
A bag of potato chips is probably one of most satisfying and accessible snacks out there. However, in the long run, chips can add a lot of extra salt and carbs to your diet, so you may want to watch just how many bags you're scarfing down each day. We're certainly not against munching on a big of chips a few times a week, but in order to limit your intake and keep your calorie count from going overboard, here are some healthy and delicious alternatives you can eat when you're craving chips.
Try these guilt-free alternatives to potato chips:
If you're looking for a guilt-free snack for your next movie marathon, try fruit-based alternatives like these banana chips from Bare Cinnamon, which you can get delivered through Healthy Options' online store. They also have apple chips if you'd prefer that over banana. They're a great way to satisfy your craving for something crunchy without shooting up your cholesterol levels. Plus, they're baked instead of fried, so you won't be ingesting too much oil.
Nuts are a great alternative to oily snacks like chips if you're looking for something to mindlessly chew on as you go about your day. Like chips, you might accidentally eat a whole bag without even noticing. Thankfully, they're much healthier. Choose any kind you like whether pistachio, cashew, macadamia, or whatever else you prefer. We're currently eyeing these almonds, which are flavored with sea salt for extra taste. You can order them from Healthy Options!
Try these chocolate chip cookies from Lenny and Larry's (available at Nutrition Depot) the next time you're looking for a feel-good snack. They're keto- and vegan-friendly and contain no soy, eggs, or artificial sweeteners. Plus, they're loaded with five grams of fiber, which is a great ingredient for boosting digestion!
Hummus and Pita Bread
Replace your fave chips and dips with this healthy snack from Go! Salads, which you can order through GrabFood. Trade in your high-calorie dip for hummus, which is a chickpea-based dipping sauce that's available in flavors like garlic, spicy curry, basil, and sundried tomato. Eat it with their wheat-based pita bread for a flavorful and guilt-free merienda.
Vegetable-based chips are similar to the above-mentioned fruit-based snacks, but you may prefer the former if you're really hankering for that savory potato chip taste. Try these kale chips from Take Root. They're super crunchy and you can get them in popular chip flavors like cheese or sour cream. Plus, they're much lighter than regular potato chips, so you won't get that heavy, lethargic feeling after munching on them.
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