I love what I do. As a writer and photographer, I love sharing parenting, technology, and travel with the world. I love capturing moments for a family that they can cherish forever. But there is a very unglamorous side to my work. It’s long hours spent at a computer screen composing sentences, editing photos and contacting clients. Sometimes the work can even be repetitive and mindless, which is when I find myself doing a lot of snacking while I work. It’s easy for that snacking to become a problem for my health and my waistline, especially when I start reaching for all the wrong foods like sugary sodas and salty potato ships.
In an effort to keep myself in check, I’ve become more mindful of the items I reach for, swapping items for healthier snack ideas. During a shopping trip to one of my favorite grocers, Publix, I mindfully added healthy snack foods like almonds and fresh fruit. I also picked up Weight Watchers Light String Cheese and Healthy Pop Butter 100 Calorie Bags. It’s not the act of snacking that poses a problem, it’s the foods that we reach for. Try these Healthy Snack Swaps the next time you get a craving.
20 Healthy Snack Swaps to Help Curb Your Cravings
Instead of Potato Chips
Those crispy, salty flavorful potato chips are delicious. But there are healthier alternatives that are just as delicious and still satisfy that craving I get for something crunchy.
- Whole Wheat Pretzels
- Trail Mix
- Fruit Chips
- Popcorn (Reach for 100 calorie single serving bags like Weight Watchers friendly Healthy Pop Butter 100 Calorie Bags)
Instead of Soda
Soda is full of sugar, carbohydrates, and calories! Not only is it bad for you, it’s addictive. Instead swap it for these healthier alternatives.
- Carbonated Water
- Fruit Infused Water
- Fruit Smoothie
- Orange Juice
Instead of Dips and Spreads
Even the healthy snacks like fresh vegetables can take an unhealthy turn when you pair them with calorie-heavy dips and spreads.
- Greek Yogurt
Other Healthy Snack Choices
- Weight Watchers Lite String Cheese
- Bags of Fresh Veggies
- Fresh Fruit
The great thing about all of these snack swaps is that they’re healthy, convenient and just as tasty as what they’re being swapped for.
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