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.


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Instead of regular trail mix, try:

 Boom Chicka Pop Tropical Trail Mix 

Swap out sugar cookies for:

 Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies

Swap out Cool Ranch Doritos for:

Rhythm Superfoods Organic Kool Ranch Kale Chips

Instead of a candy bar, try:

LaraBar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

Swap out Cheez-its for:

 Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers

No need for fruit snacks:

 That’s It. Fruit Bars

Swap out regular tortilla chips for:

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips

No need for M&Ms when you have:

UNREAL Dark Chocolate Crispy Gems

Swap out Cheeto Puffs for:

Snapea Crisps

The traditional caramel corn replacement:

Boom Chicka Pop Salted Caramel Popcorn


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