These healthier packaged snacks will help tame your cravings but for a lower-calorie cost.

Afternoon snack attacks often come in the form of an intense hankering for junk food. Good news: Nowadays plenty of healthier packaged snacks are available, like these lower-calorie options for common cravings. Read on to find just the thing to satisfy your snack attack.

Ice Cream Sundae

Sweet & Crunchy

I Heart Keenwah Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Puffs

1 serving = 140 calories

A handful of these crunchalicious puffs give you the same vibe as a peanut butter cookie, with a healthy upgrade. Peanut butter and dark chocolate coat puffed quinoa for a sweet snack with half the sugar and 50 fewer calories than that cookie.

Sweet & Frozen

Kinds Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Bar

Kind Frozen Dark Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Bar

1 serving = 190 calories

With a creamy dair-free frozed almond-tapioca base and crunchy topping, this icy treat gives a lot of sensory satisfaction. Plus, it will save you 100 calories and 8g of sugar compared to a chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar.

Salty & Crunchy

Back to Nature Gluten-Free Adzuki Bean Sea Salt Crackers

Back to Nature Sea Salt Adzuki Bean Crackers

1 serving = 120 calories

Also called red mung beans, adzuki beans make the flavor of crackers nutty. Plus, they have three times more fiber than a 160-calorie bag of potato chips.


Farm & Oven Beet Dark Chocolate Bakery Bites

Farm & Oven Beet Dark Chocolate Baker Bites

1 serving = 150 calories

When you can satisfy a chocolate craving and get some vegetables too, all is right with the world. Beets, zucchini and even a dose of added probiotics healthy up these sweet morsels. Compared with snacking on a brownie, you'll save 40 calories and get a hefty hit of filling fiber too.


Shrewd Food Baked Cheddar Protein Crisps

Shrewd Food Protein Crisps, Baked Cheddar

1 serving = 90 calories

Get your cheese fix on for a third of the fat and 40% less calories than what you'd get from a serving of the cheese puffs you were eyeing. A snack-size bag of these protein-packed crisps is full of sharp-Cheddary punch (and 20 percent of your recommended daily value for calcium).

This story originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine January/February 2020.