Curb Your Cravings: 7 Healthier Swaps for Your Favorite Junk Foods

Photo by: Lesser Evil
Chips
When you're craving a salty, crunchy snack, one of the first things that comes to mind is chips. But the high-calorie craving can be substituted with healthier items like ... more 
Photo by: Lesser Evil
Chips
When you're craving a salty, crunchy snack, one of the first things that comes to mind is chips. But the high-calorie craving can be substituted with healthier items like LesserEvil's crinkle sticks. LesserEvil's puffed potatoes are an airy, crunchy chip that won't leave your fingers a neon color. In cheddar, sour cream and onion, veggie, and a plain sea salt variety, you can conquer whatever chip craving you've got. Plus, 35 of the sticks clock in at 120 calories, so you get a major crunchy chip fix for a minimal amount of cals. The veggie variety has potato, corn, spinach and broccoli, in addition to seven whole grains.
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Tue, Nov 19, 2013 11:20 AM EST
I can drink my superfood smoothies for breakfast every morning and make amazing salads every day for lunch. But to me, life's not worth living if I can't indulge every now and then. I'm a firm believer that making something completely off limits will just make you obsess over it and want it more, so I'm all about everything in moderation. Yes, I sometimes eat what some would consider "junk food." I don't deprive myself of my favorite cookies or peanut butter cups, for example. I just try to make good choices most of the time so that I can fit them in. And I try not to eat them all the time. But as people pay more attention to the foods they're putting into their bodies, companies are paying more attention to what they're putting in those foods. Healthier versions of "junk food" have come out - and they're options you can actually feel good about munching on. These options are special treats, but they're special in that you shouldn't feel guilty about enjoying them! Here are just a few of my favorite substitutes for junk food favorites. You just might find a new option or two! - By Erin Whitehead



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