What are some tasty and healthy alternatives to junk food?

@inkyuboz (1365)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
April 28, 2013 8:21am CST
I need to stop eating Cheetos but I don't know what else to munch on when the cravings start. HELP! What can I replace junk food with?
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• United States
29 Aug 15
i like real cheese and rice cakes..
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• United States
29 Aug 15
Boring carrots and apples. Raisin, carrot, cabbage salad with salad dressing. Salads too without calorie laden dressing.
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@owlwings (44046)
• Cambridge, England
29 Aug 15
Raw carrots, pieces of apple (or other crunchy fruit), dried fruit - I especially like dried apple, dried apricots or dried mango - or maybe a mix of dried fruit and nuts. I think that, of all the above, I would go for carrots.
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@Blondie2222 (28645)
• United States
29 Aug 15
I crave chunk food alot. But when I just went to the store recently I didn't buy any junk food besides cookies/brownies to make as I am allowing one day a week for junk food and the rest I will eat healthy. I bought yogurt, bananas and a bunch of other fruit and veggies to eat healthy. That's what you could do also.
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@lady1993 (27078)
• Philippines
29 Aug 15
fruiiiiiitssss... if you have some. they are healthy and you can have as much as you want. Don't you have a favorite fruit? Mine are apple, mangoes and banana
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@Life11211 (452)
• India
28 Apr 13
Corn/ popcorn is good option. Go for Natural Carbohydrates products fruits, vegetables, dates,oats, curd, milk, honey will help you to come out of this carving. (curd and Milk is more of protein products, but such products actually work positive on our system unless problem of lactose intolerance. I checked one article which said any product which has excess amount of sugar or salt will make our system really confused and keep carving for those things again and again.
@maean_19 (4657)
• Philippines
21 May 16
I also love Cheetos. However, since i got pregnant, I had to stop it. Although, I am not that heavy muncher. Regarding replacements or alternatives, it's really best when you go for fruits rather than junk foods. They are boring, but they are far more healthier. Just munch with junk foods once in a while, but don't over eat. Or, you may prepare your snacks on your own rather than buy.
@bestboy19 (5478)
• United States
28 Apr 13
Why don't you try vegetable? Just clean them and they're good raw.
@hereandthere (45871)
• Philippines
30 Apr 13
i notice that when i eat nuts, like in the afternoon, i feel really full afterwards. (plus all that crunching sounds and your jaw muscles' action helps keeps me awake!) the problem is imported nuts like almonds, macadamia, etc are very expensive in our country. i don't like peanuts (only the boiled ones with the shell) but even our local nuts like cashew, which i really like, are very expensive. when i do treat myself on those imported nuts, i avoid the salted ones, of course.
@Adval2013 (436)
28 Apr 13
Fruits that pass for finger foods or vegetable sticks can replace your junk foods. These are delicious picks that can make you healthier and good-looking. With some degree of self-control, discipline and determination, you can be delivered from your obsession for junk foods.
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@jacada77 (19)
• Philippines
29 Apr 13
Vegetable sticks. Raw carrots, zucchini and cucumber are my favorites. Add in a handful of unsalted nuts and you're good to go. Junk food is loaded with fat and salt and sugar. The 3 things that get us addicted to food. That's why after you eat junk food, you only feel "satisfied" for a short period of time before you crave for it again. The truth is, you're getting absolutely no nutrition and therefore the body wants to keep eating to stay alive. It's starving at a cellular level. I recommend that you watch the documentary "Hungry For Change". It will change the way you think about your food. I hope this helps. Good luck!
• China
28 Apr 13
I'm planning to lose weight,that's also what I need to do. When I am not hungry but want to eat, I just eat some fruits which are not too sweat, for example,apple,tomato,or cucumber.especially these fruits are crisp. Just have a try.To keep a healthy eating way is so important.I believe We can adjust to that finally.
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• Australia
30 Apr 13
Banana milkshake