Top Ten Crunchy Healthy Snacks

March 4, 2015   4 Comments

It’s crunch time, people! Time to replace Cheetos and potato chips with delicious alternatives.

Top Ten Healthy Crunchy Snacks

Crunch is a good thing. So many processed foods are designed with a “mouth feel” of softness that lead to eating with out thinking.

With a CRUNCH you know your teeth are working and foods that have a crunch tend to have more fiber and fill you up. For example, I can sit and eat cheese all day with out noticing – carrot sticks on the other hand? I notice.

The obvious crunchy snacks are roasted nuts, carrots, celery, radishes, etc. Here are a few ideas that might not be as obvious.

1. Whole Roasted Cauliflower Roast The Whole Perfect Cauliflower

2. New Rice Krispie Treat Altering The Krispy Rice Treat: Make It Healthier

3. Chocolate Popcorn Chocolate Popcorn Rocks

4. Chili Lime Popcorn Give Your Popcorn A South Of The Border Spin

5. DIY Doritos Do-It-Yourself Doritos

6. Raw Asparagus Salad Take A Walk On The Raw Side With Asparagus

7. Fruit and Nut Bar Recipe Everything But The Kitchen Sink Fruit and Nut Bars

8. yogurtpbdipb Take Your Apple and Peanut Butter To A Whole New Level

9. massagekaleb How To Make The Best Kale Salad

10. Stovetop Granola Stovetop Granola in Minutes

When you want to crunch - what do you reach for?

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I have a deep love of Fritos which, having only corn, oil and salt in them are the most natural of chips--but I may need to try those homemade Doritos!

Sure, that stuff works for a little bit but it only gets you so far and then once you stop that diet you just gain it all back (and usually extra weight!). My boyfriend and I lost right around 115 pounds (between the 2 of us) in just under 3 months ( and it's all about a life change. Starving yourself, doing cardio till you drop and popping diet pills don't work and it never will.

Trying the doritos for my 10 yr old. I usually by plain chips because the flavored ones have maltodextrin and ingredients I'm not familiar with like Caseinate and guanylate.

Great list! I love making kale chips as a snack too. I will definitely try your roast cauliflower recipe-- great way to use this vegetable.

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