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5 Healthy Hacks For Your Favorite Snacks

* Tasty, healthy alternatives to some of your favorite junk food snacks
* Small changes in your diet can have a big impact on your health
* Healthy snack options include roasted broad beans, falafel chips and kale chips

When it comes to living a healthier lifestyle, often times, the best course of action is to make a number of small changes that add up to make a big difference. One of the best and easiest, examples of this is your choice of daily snack. Choosing a healthier alternative to a candy bar or chips every day over the course of a year creates a significant change in your diet.

This might sound good in theory, but changing out your delicious junk food for a less-than-tasty healthy snack is a difficult choice. To combat this all-too-common problem, we’ve found five flavor-filled options to give even the most picky of eaters something to get their mouth around.

1. If You Like M&Ms, Try Enlightened Bean Snacks…

If you love those little sugar-covered chocolate bites, it might be time to

. Yes, we said beans. It may sound crazy, but with a choice of mesquite BBQ, garlic and onion and, of course, cocoa dusted (for all the chocoholics), it won’t take long before your lunchtime pangs are aimed at beans instead of chocolates. Each of the 6 packs contains 7 grams of protein and only 100 calories. They’re high in fiber and gluten-free too. Try them by the handful, or mix them into your cereal, oatmeal, yogurt or trail mix.

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2. If You Like Nacho Chips, Try Krispeas…

As tasty as nacho chips may be, their excessive sodium content and calorie count isn’t great for your diet. Thankfully,

are an ideal stand in. With their lower carb content and delicious taste, you will enjoy dipping and snacking on this nutritious snacking option just as much as you enjoy nacho chips. Krispeas are also free from artificial colors and preservatives. Instead, they are packed with flax seeds, split peas and a range of herbs and spices.

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3. If You Like Cheetos, Try Peatos…

Unnaturally orange yet cheesy and delicious, Cheetos are a favorite salty snack for many. Sadly, with up to 300 calories per serving, these puffed cornmeal snacks are not part of a balanced diet. Instead, try replacing Cheetos with

(get it?!). These cheesy puffs are made from the nutrient-packed beans, lentils, chickpeas and peas. So you get all the satisfying crunch of your favorite junk food without the guilt. Peatos are available in four flavors: classic cheese, fiery hot, chili cheese and masala. We’ve been snacking on these for months at the SPY office and can vouch for how tasty they are – you know how sometimes you know you’re eating the healthier alternative because it tastes well.. healthy? These taste like the real thing without the guilt.

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4. If You Like Corn Nuts, Try Enlightened Bada Bean Bada Boom…

With such a positively fun name,

are as addicting as corn nuts but much better for your waistline. These low-calorie snacks are not only tasty, but they’re also packed protein and fiber.This variety pack comes with four flavors for you to try: garlic & onion, sriracha, sea salt and BBQ. Full of flavor and not calories, you’ll quickly fall in love with these versatile beans.

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5. If You Like Doritos, Try Kale Chips…

Who doesn’t like Doritos? The cheesy, fiery tortilla chips are positively addicting. Unfortunately, as you know, they’re not a healthy snack. Luckily, flavored kale chips are just as addicting. The

 includes four flavors: original, zesty nacho, kool ranch and garlic & onion. Kale is a superfood that’s known for being low-carb and low-calorie yet packed with nutrition.

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