The hardest part of eating healthy is cutting down on snacking — especially carb-filled snacks like potato chips, french fries and pretzels. If you find yourself craving a carb-heavy snack, try making one of these healthy alternatives instead! These snacks are healthy, tasty, and will curb your cravings. Just because you’re eating healthier doesn’t mean your food can’t taste good!
Carrots, Celery and Hummus
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Dipping carrots and celery in hummus will cure your cravings for a salty snack. Make sure to watch your hummus portions though; hummus can contain a lot of fat. You can make your own or you can buy some from the store. Check out this easy recipe!
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You don’t have to blend up chickpeas into hummus to make a healthy snack! Try popping some in the oven for a salty, crunchy snack. Check out this easy recipe. You can also customize this snack by adding different spices and herbs to create great flavor combinations.
Popcorn is perfect to snack on. It’s low in calories, but satisfies the need for crunch. Try making homemade popcorn — microwave popcorn can have a lot of added fats and sodium. Here are two easy ways to make homemade popcorn. Just like roasted chickpeas, you can add different spices and herbs to shake things up.
Baked Zucchini Fries
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Baked zucchini fries will curb your cravings for french fries or mozzarella sticks. You can dip them in marinara sauce, ranch or really any sauce you prefer. Check out this easy recipe.
If you don’t like chickpeas, try roasted edamame/ Edamame is low in fat and high in protein, so they’ll keep you full. Try this easy recipe.
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This is another snack that will cure your craving for something crunchy. Kale is high in fiber and full of a variety of vitamins and nutrients. Try this easy recipe.
Rice cakes are super tasty and delicious. They come in a variety of flavors and will totally satisfy your craving for something crunchy and salty. Rice cakes (puffed rice cakes that is) are pretty impossible to make at home, so try picking some up at the grocery store. You can top them with peanut butter, avocado, chicken breast — this is a really versatile snack!
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If you’re a big fan of avocado, then these will be perfect for your carb and avocado cravings. Try this super easy recipe.
Baked Cauliflower Tots
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Cauliflower has been used as a replacement for grains for a while, but this recipe takes it to a whole other level. Try this super yummy recipe for baked cauliflower tots!
Mini Pepper Nachos
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Nachos are one of the ultimate guilty pleasure/comfort foods. This nacho recipe replaces the tortilla chips with peppers, which cuts out the carbs without sacrificing taste. Try this easy recipe for mini pepper nachos.
Mini Zucchini Pizzas
Pizza cravings are no joke… but these mini zucchini pizzas will do the trick and solve your cravings! They’re easy to make, tasty, and you won’t feel guilty after you eat them. Try this easy recipe.
What's your favorite healthy snack?