We all crave snacks between meals – it’s inevitable. After all, you should be feeding your body every few hours during the day, not limiting yourself to a basic breakfast, lunch and dinner regimen. However, it’s imperative to choose snacks that will rev up your metabolism, not squash it. By making healthy choices, you can fuel your body properly, which boosts your metabolism and immune system, and much more.
With that said, let’s take a closer look at some of the most common unhealthy snacks, plus some healthy alternatives that you and your family will love:
1. Flavored tortilla chips
There’s a reason it’s called junk food. According to lifestyle blog Healthy, Wild and Free, flavored tortilla chips are loaded with genetically modified ingredients, preservatives, food dyes, sugar and more unfortunate additives. These ingredients can lead to weight gain, inflammation and much more.
Eat this: Instead of those disastrous snacks, try kale chips! They’re low in calories and fat and high in fiber and flavor. You can buy them, or make them yourself. See our recipe for crunchy crisp kale chips or our apple cinnamon kale chips.
Kale chips make a delicious, low-calorie alternative.
2. Chocolate creme sandwich cookies
Craving something sweet? Refrain from eating those chocolate creme sandwich cookies you loved as a kid. According to Eat This, Not That!, one single serving – which consists of three cookies – amounts to 11 grams of fat, 190 milligrams of sodium and 14 grams of sugar.
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