3 Healthy Alternatives for Your Favorite Junk-Food Snacks

Bye, cheesy chip dust

Updated 04/27/17
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Junk food: can't live with it, can't live without it. Or can we? As food and sustainability specialist Lisa Elaine Held explains to Well + Good, junk food is packed with high-fructose corn syrup and other chemicals that leave you feeling sluggish in the short term and prone to more serious health risks in the long term. Luckily, it turns out there are some brands cooking up healthier snacks with organic ingredients so you can feel as good as they taste. Scroll through the three deliciously good alternatives to your favorite junk foods.

If You're Craving Peanut Butter Cups…

Justin's Peanut Butter Cups $6
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With dark chocolate shells encasing some gooey peanut butter goodness, you will not be disappointed. And neither will your boss, because this snack won't make you sluggish like some other candy bars will. Even better, you'll get some protein since these are made with real peanut butter.

If You're Craving Chips…

Food Should Taste Good Multigrain Tortilla Chips $30
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If you love snacking on savory foods, opt for a bag of Food Should Taste Good chips. Not only are we fans of the cheeky name, but we also love the flavor options. There are some obscure ones like kimchi and olive as well as classics like cheddar and blue corn tortilla. These multigrain tortilla chips are a tasty way to reap the health benefits of whole grains.

If You're Craving Popcorn…

Quinn Maple Kettle Corn $6
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A hybrid of sweet and salty, this kettle corn from Quinn Popcorn is delicious and light. With traces of Vermont maple syrup and sprinkled with sea salt, this bag of popcorn is a treat that also happens to come in microwavable bags and is GMO-free.

What are your go-to junk food alternatives? Swap snack ideas in the comment section below.

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