Healthy Snack Alternatives for Every Craving

Potato Chips

One ounce of kettle-cooked potato chips (about 15 chips) has 150 calories and 9 grams of fat. A normal 8-ounce bag of chips makes it easy to binge.

French Fries

The 2.5-ounce McDonald's French fry provides 230 calories and 11 grams of fat. A 2-ounce Burger King onion ring includes 180 calories and 9 grams of fat.


A package of ramen has 350–400 calories and 14 grams of fat. MSG, a nerve-damaging taste enhancer, is in the soup base.

Candy Bars

Snickers bars include 280 calories, 14 grams of fat, and 35 grams of carbohydrates.

Ice Cream

A half-cup of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream has 270 calories and 18 grams of fat. 

More indulgent varieties like chocolate chip cookie dough include 310 calories and 20 grams of fat.

Cake, Donuts, Brownies

One Krispy Kreme glazed doughnut has 200 calories and 12 grams of fat, while a Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake has 280 calories (before frosting).

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