I don’t think anyone is a bigger snacker or has a bigger sweet tooth than me. Sometimes I cave and have a hand full of candy or half a box of Cheez-Its, but I try to fight my urges. Over the years, I have really learned to love eating healthy. Not only do I overall feel healthier, but there are some healthy treats that I’ve wound up really enjoying. I know how hard it is to avoid the bag of Sweet Tarts (my favorite) sitting in your cabinet or put down the bag of Doritos after 6 chips. I hope I can help give you all some healthy alternatives, even though they may not be as great as those Pull-n-Peel Twizzlers..😜
I have always loved to eat all kinds of fruit even as a child. I always make sure I keep some sort of berry, melon, etc. to crush my candy cravings. If I’m craving something chocolatey or dessert-like, I’ll enjoy a granny smith apple with some peanut butter. A perfect mix of sweet and salty!
There’s something about raw veggies that I love. I remember eating a whole bag of baby carrots with my dad religiously as a kid. I ate carrots so much that my family told me my skin was going to turn orange. I’ll throw some on a plate with some salt or add a little lite ranch to the side depending on the mood I’m in!
Starbucks Cold Brew☕
It may be a little difficult to resist the Pumpkin Spice Latte around the holidays or pass up the opportunity to try a Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew. Trust me, I’ve fought the urge many times and sometimes I caved. Starbucks does have 2 sugar free syrup options so I figured I’d give them a try. My go-to order is a venti cold brew with 5 pumps of sugar free cinnamon dolce syrup and oatmilk (or coconut milk). No sugar in this drink and it’s so flavorful!
When I really just want a nice, big old chocolate chip cookie or a sweet, sugar-filled cupcake, I turn to these Quest cookies. They’re huge and I swear just as good as an unhealthy cookie. Only 4 grams of net carbs, less than 1 gram of sugar, and 15 grams of protein! Amazing if you don’t eat breakfast, but want a little substance or perfect for a midday snack when you’re about to crash. I just discovered putting these in the oven for a few minutes too which makes them 10x better!
I usually enjoy these after my workout. I put some frozen berries, a scoop of Justin’s peanut butter, protein powder, a splash of almond milk, and a splash of water in a blender. It’s pretty filling for after a workout and great if you need to add some extra protein to your diet!
Popcorn is so airy and light, it’s like you’re not eating actual food. And there’s so much in a microwavable bag, it’s perfect for snacking on the couch while watching your favorite show. It is high in nutrients and one of the best sources of fiber!
This is one of my favorite snacks at night or for midday. Nuts are pretty filling and I’m always looking for foods that are a good source of protein since I work out a decent amount. They make a jar that has a mix of pistachios, almonds, and cashews which are my 3 favorite kinds. Now my mouth is watering..
I wrote a whole post about this on my blog so I’ll link it here if you want to check them out. It’s a perfect snack for the mornings and they are super filling. If you like oats, peanut butter, and bananas, you’ll love these!
This is one you either love or you hate. I could sit here and eat a whole jar of pickles and still have room to eat more. I even eat the pickle potato chips, if you ever had the pleasure of seeing them in the store. Great snack!
I can’t believe looking back I used to drink regular sugar-filled Coke. The amount of sugar in a glass makes me nauseous to think about. I actually prefer the taste of diet to regular now. This is a nice treat I like to have at night probably 4 times a week.
What are some of your favorite healthier snacks you have instead when you’re actually craving a nice Reeses Cup? What should I be adding to my list😉 Let me know below!