Found! Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Junk Food Snacks

These snacks are calling your name.

By Rachelle Shuttlesworth

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 

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Swap out sugar cookies for:

 Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies

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Swap out Cool Ranch Doritos for:

Rhythm Superfoods Organic Kool Ranch Kale Chips

Instead of a candy bar, try:

LaraBar Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip

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Swap out Cheez-its for:

 Simple Mills Farmhouse Cheddar Almond Flour Crackers

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No need for fruit snacks:

 That’s It. Fruit Bars

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Swap out regular tortilla chips for:

Siete Grain Free Tortilla Chips

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No need for M&Ms when you have:

UNREAL Dark Chocolate Crispy Gems

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Swap out Cheeto Puffs for:

Snapea Crisps

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The traditional caramel corn replacement:

Boom Chicka Pop Salted Caramel Popcorn