It’s easy to get sucked into the spiral of eating unhealthy foods – they often seem more convenient, quicker to prepare, and tastier than healthy eating options. But we’re here to squash that misconception (and inspire you with delicious and healthier alternatives)!
No matter what it is that you’re hungry for, we’ve pulled together our tastiest alternatives that are sure to satisfy any craving.
Our 12 Tastiest Alternatives To Satisfy Your Junk Food Cravings
You’re Craving: A sweet snack (like chocolate)
Try This Instead: TOMZ® Snacking Tomatoes – convenient, bite-sized, and oh-so-sweet!
That’s right – our TOMZ® Snacking Tomatoes are the perfect healthy alternative if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth.
For a Tomato that has been known to score as high as chocolate cake in the category of flavor, we recommend trying our TOMZ® Cherry Tomatoes – they won’t disappoint. And best of all, these Tomatoes are a convenient snacking option – simply give them a wash and you’re good to go! It can’t get easier than that.
You’re Craving: Something crunchy (like potato chips and dip)
Try This Instead: Bell Pepper or Cucumber slices paired with a delicious homemade dip!
When looking for foods with a satisfying crunch, do you always reach for potato chips? Next time, try slicing up some Bell Peppers and Cucumbers to pair with a flavorful dip! Lots of other veggies – like carrots, celery, or broccoli – will also go nicely with some of our favorite dip recipes:
You’re Craving: A poppable, on-the-go treat (like candy)
Try This Instead: The World’s Smallest Tomato – try the Tomberry®!
If you’re in the habit of popping handfuls of candy into your mouth whenever you feel like snacking, swap your candy for a handful of Tomberry® Tomatoes!
Measuring in at 0.5 to 1 centimeter in diameter, the World’s Smallest Tomato is conveniently-sized for easy popability. The best part is that Tomberry® Tomatoes contain all the vitamins and nutrients you expect from your Tomatoes – making them a far healthier alternative to your favorite candies (that are often filled with processed sugars and additives).
You’re Craving: Something sweet to drink (like a milkshake)
Try This Instead: Flavorful smoothies packed full of healthy vitamins and minerals!
When you’re craving a thick, cold, and creamy dessert like a milkshake, embrace the healthier option – a fruit-filled smoothie! The natural sugars found in your favorite fruits will give smoothies that sweet flavor you’re looking for – with no processed sugars added!
Try our tasty Strawberry Bell Pepper Smoothie for a flavorful treat packed full of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and iron!
Are you looking for a little bit less sweetness, and more of a refreshing flavor from your cold drinks? There are smoothies for that, too! Try our Hydrating Cucumber Mango Smoothie and start your day off right.
You’re Craving: Baked goods (like cookies, muffins, or cake)
Try This Instead: Your favorite recipes, but with a secret ingredient added – Sweet Bell Peppers!
You can have your cake and eat it too – just add Sweet Bell Peppers to the batter!
This is no joke – if you add Sweet Bell Peppers to your baked goods, they will take on an unbelievably sweet flavor and have a healthier ingredient list. Adding these nutrient-dense fruits to your cookies, muffins, or cake is an easy (and maybe also a bit sneaky…) way to get a healthy dose of vitamin A, vitamin C, fiber, and iron into your system.
Find some of our favorite Bell Pepper baked goods recipes below (and let us know which is the tastiest in the comments below):
You’re Craving: Fast food (like nachos or tacos)
Try This Instead: Creative takes on the classics, with lots of added fresh!
Nachos and tacos are two classic meals often piled high with your favorite (and often fatty) fixings. Our team loves these two fast food staples, so we gave them a fresh, healthier spin!
Our Super Bell Nachos recipe swaps out nacho chips for Sweet Bell Peppers that you can pile high with your favorite veggies, black beans, cheese, and salsa.
Craving tacos, instead? Try our Cheese-Shelled Tacos & Salsa recipe – not only does it include a healthier alternative to the classic hard-shelled taco shell, but homemade salsa is often much better for you than pre-made salsas you would buy at the grocery store.
Make the Change!
You have all the tools you need to start swapping your favorite junk foods for healthier, convenient, and tastier alternatives!
Still looking for some fresh inspiration? Kick-start your search for healthy eating alternatives by checking out our Ultimate Guide to Snacking Healthy – it was designed by people just like you to share healthy eating tips and delicious recipe ideas that everyone can enjoy!
Also check out 6 Reasons Why Snacking Healthy is Hard (But Totally Possible) and 5 Easy Ways to Eat More Vegetables (And Enjoy Every Second Of It) for more tips!