Tasty and healthy options to snack on

Replace the junk food with these healthier options

Rachel Shogren, Health Editor

Most people binge eat chips, candy, pizza, ice cream or something else that is really bad for your body. Healthy options are not only tastier but better for you. These options don’t contain as much fat, sodium or carbs as the junk food you buy from vending machines. They provide vitamins and nutrients that will help you have more brain power and energy throughout the day.

Sliced Potatoes

Slice a potato thin then throw some olive oil and a little bit of seasoning on it. Put it in the oven and you’ll have an easy, tasty snack that is much healthier than regular potato chips.

Dark Chocolate

Try to stick to dark chocolate. It is proven to contain important vitamins and nutrients as well as protect your skin from the sun and improve brain function.

Apple Slices

You can customize them however you want. Add a little bit of peanut butter for protein, some chocolate to make it a little sweeter, or some cheese to add some flavor.


Yes, popcorn can be healthy! Get rid of all the butter and extra sugar and air popped popcorn has very low calories. You can add some dark chocolate shavings for extra flavoring.

Fruit Smoothie

Craving a milkshake? Have a homemade fruit smoothie instead. Add some kale for an extra protein boost instead of adding the extra sugars that would make it unhealthy.


Toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds are tasty and also really healthy. They are high in fiber and have plenty of minerals and nutrients. They are perfect for a quick snack instead of chips.

Dried Fruit

Dried fruit can boost fiber, nutrients, and antioxidant intake. Dried strawberries, bananas and apricots are perfect for a quick energy boost. They are a good pre-meet snack for athletes.