Today I am sharing healthier snack swaps in hopes to help make a healthier choice an easier choice for you. Eating healthier does not need to be about restriction but rather swapping out some less desirable choices for some better ones. Thankfully there are so many companies out there now that make healthier forms of our favorite mainstream snacks we all know. There is usually always a healthier swap option. Here are some of the top ones that come to mind for snacks:
Healthier Snack Swaps
You can can click on the products to shop them on Amazon or some even on Whole Foods if you have one near you. When I shop Amazon, I always read the recent reviews to make sure I am not getting bad or expired product.
Chips:HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
Siete tortilla chips do not taste like Tostitos, but they are a healthier, clean ingredient, go-to option. Siete Foods also has this dip chip which is a much sturdier chip for dipping and is a bit more reminiscent of Tostitos, but it can be harder to find depending on where you shop. If you are into cinnamon & sugar chips, Siete also makes a churro chip using coconut sugar. Costco sells an extra large bag of the sea salt tortilla chips for a great price if you happen to shop there.
If you want a good crunch in your chip, check out these two. I really like both! The cauliflower one I use for dipping, but the plantain chips I eat as is. I noticed the plantain chips were at my local Costco this last time too.
I don’t think anyone would be disappointed with this swap. If you are a chipper, for sure give Boulder a try. The brand even has chips with the ridges too.HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
Crackers:HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
Simple Mills crackers are great crackers and one of the easiest swaps to make. I think they taste better than most crackers – healthy or not! Costco also sells a value pack of the sea salt ones. I don’t think I realized how many healthier packaged choices are at Costco until I am writing this post right now. This is great! I do believe cleaning eating is the future, but I thought we had a REALLY long way to go. Maybe we are closer than I think!?
Below are some other great cracker choices. I do want to mention that just because a few within a specific brand have all good ingredients, does not mean they all do. Always read the ingredients to make sure. Plus, brands change the ingredients on us all of the time which is annoying too. The below pictured are ones I buy though. I am a big fan of the Mediterranean Herb pita crackers, Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil, and Mary’s Gone Crackers jalapeno. Mary’s Gone Crackers are super hard and seedy though, so just know they are not a typical cracker. They are good with creamy spreads though. Note: Sunflower oil is in the Simple Mills crackers if you 100% avoid that. I avoid the oil most of the time, but until they make better crackers of its type without it, I still have with these.
Pretzels:HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
I have not actually tried this healthier swap since I am not a big pretzel girl, but I am hoping you won’t be disappointed considering the highly rated reviews.
I used to love popcorn. I have not had it in years as I eventually realized corn made me “fuzzy” (brain fog) shortly after eating it. Maybe I would be fine with it now, but now that I know about corn and have not had popcorn in so long, I’m good without it. However, it is a good thing I don’t go to a movie theatre. That smell!! It ranks right up there with the smell of bacon and eggs! Just because I don’t eat it does not mean I don’t think it smells good!HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
Nature Nate’s also has two other flavors that have clean ingredients too – avocado oil & sea salt and masala. I will say it’s SUPER tiny “popcorn” so it’s not the same, but maybe it will do the trick for you. I like it!
Cookies:HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
Do you have a memory/connection with the famous Chips Ahoy cookie? My grandma used to have Brownberry bread and Chips Ahoy cookies in a bottom drawer in her kitchen. I can still smell that drawer if I think about it. I loved going to her house and having Chips Ahoy cookies amongst other things and I’ll forever think of her when I see them. This healthier Chips Ahoy swap tastes really close to the original chips ahoy without all the poor ingredients. The soft Simple Mills chocolate chip ones don’t meet my ingredient cut, but it’s not needed since the hard ones taste great.
Here are two other options you may want to check out too:
For those on the go, this swap is for you. Autumn’s Gold granola bars are great tasting granola bars. You can find them so much cheaper everywhere else though, including Costco (if you happen to view the price through the link).HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
Here are some other choices that may interest you:
Chocolate Covered Almonds:
For your chocolate fix, pick HU’s. I can’t imagine it will let you down. They are too good.HEALTHIER SWAP ➡
I hope you were able to take away something new from these healthier swaps! If there is anything you are having a hard time swapping, let me know! Maybe I can help! Also, tag me on Instagram if you happen to try any of these swaps out!
Grateful you are following along! xx Riane
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