'Eat This, Not That' Swaps: 4 Foods To Replace Less-Healthy Items In Your Pantry

Making healthy choices while eating on-the-go can be tough. Although temptations are literally around the corner, there are guilt free alternatives and healthier versions of potato chips, crackers and sugary foods.

By making some necessary ingredient swaps, or baking instead frying, you can avoid some food coma and continue with your healthy lifestyle. We have collected 4 simple, easy to find snacks, perfect for replacing those less-healthy items in your cellar.

  • Nosh on good-for-you popcorn instead of chips and crackers: 

Organic Perfect foods to replace those less-healthy items in your cellar. Photo: Getty

The Little Kernel is the perfect healthy snack with a unique, hulless, "miniature kernel." Popped in 100% olive oil, each popcorn is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher and made with whole wheat. It comes in six delicious flavors: Truffle Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, White Cheddar, Butter and Naked (No Salt Added).

  • Eat OLIVES, not chips and crackers: 

Gaea Olive Snacks satisfy salty cravings and supply a decent amount of heart-healthy fats to keep you fuller longer! Gaea's olive snack packs are 100% natural and delicious (and less than 100 calories per pack). They are the first olive snack in the world without preservatives and they are packed in an innovative re-sealable packaging. Liquid-free, Pitted and full of authentic Greek flavors, delicious and the perfect healthy and low calories snack for anytime of the day! Available in three flavor options: 100% Kalamata, Green marinated with Chili & Black Peppers, and Green marinated with Lemon and Oregano.

  • Cook with Coconut Flour, not all-purpose flour: 

Swap regular flour for a great-tasting flour alternative. Carrington Farms' Coconut Flour is naturally gluten-free, low in carbohydrates, and perfect for paleo and gluten-free baking. Not only that, but it contains the lowest level of carbohydrates on the market and is an excellent source of soluble and insoluble flour. 

  • Eat Granola, not sugary cereal: 

Viki's Granola is absolutely delicious, gluten-free made with all natural ingredients that you can pronounce (and each flavor has less than 8 ingredients total). Offered in resalable 12oz bags or convenient single-serve 1.5oz on-the-go bags – perfect size for your desk drawer, gym bag or purse.

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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.