Home - Nutrition - 4 healthy snack swaps (that are ACTUALLY good!)

4 healthy snack swaps (that are ACTUALLY good!)

It’s all about planning your snacks ahead of time, and then working them into your regular meal schedule to hold you over if you get hungry.

That way you can make better choices that move you closer to your goals.

Here are 4 healthy snack swaps to try next time you’re hit with a major craving!

1) Instead of potato chips, try:

  • Homemade kale or zucchini chips. Toss some kale or thinly sliced zucchini in olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt, and bake at 225ºF/107ºC until crispy (15-30 minutes for kale chips, 70-90 minutes for zucchini). Stir at least once during cooking to ensure even toasting!
  • Jicama or sweet potato fries. Heat the oven to 400ºF/200ºC. Prep the veggies by peeling, washing, drying, and cutting them into fry-shaped sticks. Toss the veggies with a small amount of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Layer on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring once halfway through. They should be cooked through and crispy-tender.

2) Instead of candy, try:

  • Fresh berries or frozen grapes. Both are sweet options with no added sugars.

3) Instead of ice cream, try:

  • Frozen banana bites. Slice a banana, place it in a freezer-proof bag, and pop it into the freezer. When you want a creamy snack, place a few “bites” in a bowl and enjoy the sweet, creamy goodness!
  • Frozen chia pudding. Mix 2 Tbsp with ½ cup (120 ml) of your favorite milk and 1 tsp of honey or maple syrup. Let it sit for 30 minutes to thicken, then pop into the freezer to freeze.

4) Instead of cookies, try:

  • Crunchy-creamy rice cakes. Slather brown rice cakes with a thin layer of peanut or almond butter. Yum!

Here’s something to keep in mind: it’s not about depriving yourself or having a “perfect” diet. It’s about making choices that support your health and your goals!

That’s why when I work with clients, we start by focusing on what you CAN have to eat.

Can’t live without dessert? Let’s make it work!

Don’t love zucchini? Try carrot chips instead!

That’s the beauty of having a coach…

You don’t have to have all the answers…

You just have to be open to exploring new options and tweaking things to make it right for YOU.

Want help creating a plan you can actually stick to?

Click THIS LINK to schedule a call with me – we can help!

Committed to Your Success,

Lyonel Lumarque

More from our blog:

You’ll never look at food the same…

Just a few stats: But the waste doesn’t stop there. It has a HUGE spillover effect that you might not think about… All of the resources (land, water, energy, etc.) that went into producing, transporting, and storing that wasted food have also gone to waste. In a year, that amounts

Read More »

Do this when you get home from shopping!

1. Freeze your greens: If you’re a smoothie drinker -– or your greens tend to go bad before you can use them up — freeze them! Here’s how: 2. Store herbs in olive oil: 3. Batch cook grains: As soon as you get home, cook up a pot of quinoa, farro, or

Read More »
Scroll to Top

Fill out the form below and one of our coaches will be in touch about membership options.