9 Healthy Junk Food Alternatives

Satisfy your sweet, salty, fried, and everything-in-between cravings with these better-for-you snacks.

9 Healthy Junk Food Alternatives

It’s three o’clock in the afternoon and you’re dying to open up a bag of airy potato chips or you’ve just finished dinner and would love a double-scoop ice cream sundae. Cut cravings and retrain your taste buds with these surprisingly satisfying snacks. Whether you’re looking for a pretzel substitute or just want to cut back on excess sugar and salt, there’s an option for every palate here — no vending machine needed!

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Craving Potato Chips? Try Spinach Chips

It’s easy to go overboard on fried foods. Skip greasy, deep-fried potato chips in favor of crunchy, baked veggie chips instead. These spinach chips from fitness trainer Dolvett Quince of The Biggest Loser are easy to make and pair well with a salt-free seasoning like this no-salt spice mix.

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Is Your Stomach Cramp Actually Diverticulitis?

It may not just be indigestion.

We've all been there — we get a cramp in our stomach, maybe with some nausea or constipation. It's easy to think it may just be indigestion. But what if it's something more serious like diverticulitis? That's a condition of inflammation or infection in one or more small pouches that can form in your digestive tract. Here's how to tell the difference between the pain and how to know when you should see a doctor.