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Healthy snack swaps

Crunchy, salty, sweet. What are your favorite types of snacks?

For game days or parties, snacks compliment the main meal, provide a quick satisfaction, and are almost always delicious. Snacks are also great for in-between meals, when you need something to hold you over but don’t quite have the time to sit down for a meal

Those tasty bites can come with heavy calories, sugar, and saturated fat, which can turn a small treat into a huge slip! Finding healthy, quick snacks are a must to stay on the wellness track. Making small changes and swaps to your choice of snacks can result in food that is quick, delicious, and healthy, all in bite-size form!

Here are a list of higher-calorie snacks as well as their healthy swap to satisfy your hunger, as well as keep you on track with your health and fitness goals!

Swap ranch dressing for Greek yogurt.

Swap potato chips for sliced bell peppers and celery.

Swap candy bars for sliced pears, mango, and apples.

Swap ice cream for low-fat frozen yogurt with strawberries.

Swap store bought trail mix for homemade trail mix of unsalted peanuts, dried fruit, unsalted sunflower seeds, and mini dark chocolate chips.

Swap cheese and crackers for low fat cheese and carrots.

Swap a donut for a whole wheat English muffin with sliced raspberries.

Swap French fries for sliced baked sweet potato rounds.

Swap fruit juice for fruit-infused water.

Swap peanut butter-filled pretzels for celery and peanut butter.

Swap kettle-cooked chips for a bag of 100 calorie popcorn.

Swap queso for homemade salsa or guacamole.

These are just some of the healthy swaps you can make throughout your day to not only reinforce healthy habits but to be satisfied and full without sacrificing flavor! What are some of your favorite snack swaps?