The Best #StayHome Healthy Snacks

Stay Home and Stay Healthy Snacks

In a recent episode of my podcast, Table 86, I sat down with registered dietitian and lifestyle blogger, Marsha Hoffman to discuss the best ways to stay healthy during this time of social distancing. After raiding my pantry for the comfort snacks I eat most frequently (which are not kind to my waistline or my general well-being), Marsha was able to provide a wide array of healthy and tasty alternatives.

Check out the list below for some inspiration and be sure to drop some of your alternatives in the comments. You can also listen to the episode titled Stay Home and Stay Healthy.

The Best #StayHome Snack Alternatives

Geo’s Pick

  • Flaming Hot Cheetos or Spicy Cheese Puffs

Marsha’s Alternative

  • Mangos coated in Sriracha

  • Kale Chips with Jalapeño Peppers or Crushed Red Pepper

Geo’s Pick

  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Marsha’s Alternative

  • Greek Yogurt Popsicles

  • Frozen Kefir

  • Smoothie with Almond Milk

  • Chia Pudding

Geo’s Pick

  • Popcorn

Marsha’s Alternative

  • Season wisely. While popcorn is not necessarily a snack, many popular brands sway this comfort food into that category but include lots of butter or salts. Marsha suggests using fresh herbs and spices such as cinnamon or garlic to give this healthy snack a more dynamic flavor profile.

  • Healthy Brands such as SkinnyPop or Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP

Geo’s Pick

  • Red Wine

Marsha’s Alternative

  • Kombucha

  • Moderation, moderation, moderation. One glass of red wine a day may be worth enjoying, but be wary of binge drinking or participating in the recent “alcohol focused” challenges circulating on social media. Now, more than ever, it’s important to protect your immune system, and overindulgence in alcoholic beverages can have consequences as it relates to your health.

Geo’s Pick

  • Cornbread

Marsha’s Alternative:

  • Recipe Alterations. Because cornbread is often made from scratch it’s important to think about the ingredients that bring it to life. Marsha suggests substituting items like whole milk and sugar with healthier alternatives such as unsweetened almond milk or apple sauce. She also offers the option of placing sauteed vegetables in

  • Portion Control. At the end of the day, enjoy Marsha says enjoy your cornbread. Instead of opting for the large slice which many of us are familiar with, she suggests a smaller portion size that satisfies the craving.

Geo’s Pick

  • Coffee with Cream and Sugar

Marsha’s Alternative

  • Try a different sweetener such as Cinnamon or a Sugar Substitute

  • Corsica Flower Tea also known as Coffee Flower Tea


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