Does anyone else have memories from middle school of hanging on the couch with your best friends, chowing down on Cheez-its, M&M’s, or whatever other junky snacks you could find in the pantry?
It’s safe to say that my snacking habits have advanced since I was 12. And while I certainly don’t want to eat the same snacks I used to (let’s be real, those Cool Ranch Doritos have no redeeming qualities), I still love a good treat to tide me over until dinnertime or to enjoy while I watch my favorite show in the evening.
For those times when I need to satisfy those old school snacking cravings, I’ve found some healthier versions of junk food faves that do the trick, without putting me in a food coma. All are good, some are actually amazing. Scroll on for a few healthier snack options that are worthy of your Big Little Lies binge.
Instead of regular trail mix, try:
Swap out sugar cookies for:
Swap out Cool Ranch Doritos for:
Instead of a candy bar, try:
Swap out Cheez-its for:
No need for fruit snacks:
Swap out regular tortilla chips for:
No need for M&Ms when you have:
Swap out Cheeto Puffs for:
The traditional caramel corn replacement: