Let’s face it, everyone enjoys a guilty snack! But if you’re trying as hard as you can to lose weight or stay fit, a guilty snack can sideline you from success. Luckily, we have compiled 25 healthy alternatives to some all-time favorite guilty snacks. Give them a try. They taste so good, you won’t be disappointed!
1. Best Ever Potato Skins.
This recipe is so delicious and filling, you will be left wondering how it could possibly be good for you! Think potato skins topped with bacon, cheddar cheese, scallions and sour cream. If you made it to the end of this sentence without clicking on
this recipe first we will be surprised!
2. Instead Of Bagged Tortilla Chips, Bake Your Own!
Here’s a great healthy alternative to bagged tortilla chips: Heat oven to 375 degrees. Break apart low-fat tortillas into wedges. Brush tortilla wedges with canola oil and sprinkle with seasoning or sea salt. Bake 15 minutes and enjoy!
3. Greek Yoghurt
Yogurt is an off-the-charts winner when it comes to snacking. Somehow, the cool smoothness hits your appetite where it counts. Greek yogurt — the tangy, crisp variety is the perfect afternooner. Try this recipe here: HealthAmbition.
4. Caramel Popcorn.
Did someone say “popcorn”? We did! You can still enjoy this awesome treat without worrying so much about fat. Here’s a super-delicious recipe for caramel popcorn which will surely become one of your go-to snacks.
5. Instead Of Cake, Try Angel Food Cake.
Don’t let them eat cake! While wonderful tasting, cake can surely amount to a lot of empty calories. Instead of cake, try a slice of angel food cake. This is light, airy and very low calorie. Top with fat-free Cool Whip for an extra-special treat!
6. Exploding Chicken Taquitos.
South-of-the-border scrumptiousness! That’s what this recipe is all about. Witness the wonderful flavor explode here.
7. Cheesy Kale Chips.
Kale is a fabulous food to eat for health reasons. It helps boost your immunity and it provides you with a plethora of vitamins, including vitamin K. Try this recipe: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Break kale into large pieces and arrange them on a non-stick baking sheet. Spritz them with olive oil. Bake until crisp. Remove from oven and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese while they are still hot.
8. Instead Of Ice Cream, Try Frozen Yoghurt.
Put down that spoon! If you are an ice cream lover, did you realize that you can get the same great taste you crave at less than half the calories? Try eating frozen yogurt instead. It comes in a large variety of flavors and you can enjoy without all of the guilt!
9. Instead Of French Fries, Try Sweet Potato Oven Fries.
Yes, we realize that just about everyone loves French fries. However, we also realize that not everyone loves the fat that goes along with greasy, fried fries. If you’re craving French fries, give these sweet potato oven fries a try instead.
10. Instead Of Pizza, Eat Homemade Mini English Muffin Pizzas.
It’s a muffin – no it’s a pizza! How creative and fun is this recipe? Top your favorite low-fat English muffin with some pizza garnishes for some
11. H-O-T Hot Boneless Buffalo Wings.
You are probably thinking, “There’s no possible way you can make Buffalo wings healthy.” Oh, but yes we can! This recipe uses Fiber One Original bran cereal and Pringles Light Fat Free BBQ Potato Crisps instead of deep frying. Hey, sometimes you have to get creative! Try it out here and see for yourself!
12. Tortilla Pizza.
As you know, pizza can be a huge calorie bomb! Instead of filling up on heavy crust, why not use a tortilla instead. Grab your favorite low-fat tortilla, top with the tastiest veggies you can find, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake until crispy. We guarantee this will become a favorite meal!
13. Instead Of Peanut Putter And Jelly, Try This Healthy Alternative.
Peanut butter and jelly is delicious, but did you know you can eat a much lower calorie version and enjoy it so much more? Try substituting almond butter for peanut butter, and honey and bananas for jelly. Give it a try today!
14. When You Are Craving Chocolate, Try A Frozen Chocolate Banana.
No matter who you are, everyone craves chocolate once in a while! To get that chocolate fix, why not try a frozen chocolate banana? You can get antioxidants and potassium all in one bite! These 75 calorie treats can be addicting – don’t say we didn’t warn you!
15. Rockin’ Restaurant Spinach Dip.
Rich and creamy spinach dip sounds like something you will never get to eat if you are on a diet or eating clean. Wrong! Here’s a recipe that shows you how to whip up Soymilk and fat-free ingredients to achieve the taste you know and love. Grab some carrots, tomatoes, celery and cucumbers to dip!
16. Instead Of A Bagel, Eat A ‘Flagel’ (Flat Bagel)
Who doesn’t love a fluffy, toasted bagel for breakfast? But instead of filling up on so many fattening carbohydrates, why not try a flagel – otherwise known as a flat bagel? Flat bagels have half the bread and are often under 100 calories. You can find them in the bread section of your local grocery store.
17. When You Are Having A Salt Craving, Try Eating Pickles Or Olives.
Salt cravings usually make people grab the first bag of potato chips that they see. But instead of fattening chips or other such snacks, try eating a pickle or a few olives. True, pickles and olives do have a significant amount of sodium in them, but they are much lower in calories than other salty snacks.
18. Instead Of Pie, Try This Banana Cream Pie.
The words “banana cream pie” sound sinful, don’t they? The great news is that they don’t have to be! You can try out this non-sinful recipe and see for yourself.
19. Instead Of Fatty Dips, Try Yoghurt Mixed With A Seasoning Packet.
Fat be gone! Now you can enjoy your favorite dip recipes by mixing your dip packets with yogurt. It’s easy and tastes great. So grab your favorite veggies and get munching!
20. Lord Of The Onion Rings.
A delicious appetizer or a healthy snack? How about both! This recipe coats onion rings in Fiber One Original bran cereal instead of frying them. Never fear – flavor is never compromised. See for yourself!
21. Instead Of Milk Chocolate, Eat Dark Chocolate.
It’s a chocolate lover’s dream! You can still eat chocolate and lose weight! Just make sure that you are eating dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Eating dark chocolate that has 70% or more cocoa is idea, as it is jam packed with healthy antioxidants!
22. If You Are Craving Carbs, Try To Fill Up On Seeds Or Nuts Instead.
Not only are seeds and nuts very filling, but they are also very good for you! The next time you are tempted to eat a cupcake or some bread, grab a handful of peanuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds. You will see what we mean!
23. Instead Of Fudge, Try Silky Smooth Bean Fudge.
Bean fudge? It may sound strange but trust us, you will love it! Get the recipe for fudgy greatness here.
24. Instead Of Eating Cheese And Crackers At A party, Eat Shrimp Cocktail.
Cheese is so yummy and isn’t always bad for you. But when you are at a party, we understand you might get carried away. Instead of enjoying too much cheese, try shrimp cocktail. Shrimp is low in calories and will easily fill you up! Five medium-sized shrimp with 2 tablespoons of cocktail sauce is a great 100 calorie treat!
25. Instead Of A Candy Bar, Eat A Granola Bar.
Sure, candy bars can give you that burst of energy that you are craving. But soon after the sugar wears off, you’re left with nothing but some belly fat from all of the sugar. Eating a healthy, low-calorie granola bar instead will give you the energy and sweetness you crave without the fat. How can you go wrong?