Eco-Friendly Junk Food Alternatives

Snacking is one of America’s great pastimes. Whether you’re hanging on the beach, lounging around the house, or cooped up in the workplace, a good snack makes everything a little better. The problem is, many times our nutrition values are compromised amidst the snacking process. We reach for the unhealthy option over the more nutritious alternative without much thought at all. These heavily processed foods aren’t only bad for your body, many times they’re bad for the environment too. This is why we decided to compile a list of some of our favorite junk food alternative’s that are healthy, eco-friendly, and most importantly, taste awesome!

 

Dorito's Alternative: Lundberg Family Farms Rice Chips

Due to the fact that rice cakes taste like styrofoam, most rice-based snacks tend to get a bad wrap. However, there’s now a product out there that breaks the mold and gives normal chips like Doritos a run for their money. These organic rice cakes come in a Nacho Cheese flavor as well as many other varieties. In addition, the company has a long history of sustainable farming.

 

Snicker's Alternative: Mojo Bars

These sweet and salty snack bars are made from 70% organic ingredients, are super tasty, and are shipped using only biodiesel fuel. They come in a bunch of flavors, but my favorite has to be Peanut Butter Pretzel. They taste amazing and definitely can stack up with any traditional candy bar in my opinion.

 

Oreo's Alternative: Annie’s Bunny Graham Friends

These awesome little cookies are 75% organic, don’t contain any additives or preservatives, and still fill that cookie craving. In addition to being healthy and tasting great, the packaging they come in is 100% recycled.

 

Cheez-It’s Alternative: Eco-Planet Organic Crackers

These dairy free crackers are a way to fill your Cheez-It’s or Goldfish fill craving in a more responsible manner. The company that makes them is 100% wind powered and is also a 1% for the planet contributor. The crackers themselves are even shaped like suns, earths, wind turbines and electric cars, and the boxes offer some interesting info about alternative energy. 

caroline danehy