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Alternatives for junk food cravings

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Having a balanced diet is crucial for maintaining good health and preventing chronic diseases. A balanced diet consists of a variety of foods from different food groups in appropriate proportions, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Each food group provides essential nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, and protein, that are necessary for optimal physical and mental functioning. By consuming a balanced diet, individuals can support their immune system, regulate their weight, and reduce the risk of various health issues, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.
Fruit – Fruit, especially berries have really good natural sugar and are a great replacement when you are craving something sweet after dinner.
Dark Chocolate – As long as you have controlled portions, eating dark chocolate has many benefits, in comparison to milk chocolate. 
Ice Cream
Yogurt – yogurt is a good, cold, and sweet supplement for when you are craving ice cream. Adding granola to yogurt can also add good flavor and crunch. 
Potatoes/French Fries
Sweet Potatoes (sweet potato fries) – Sweet potatoes are a delicious alternative to potatoes, which are very filling and contain a lot of vitamins and minerals.
Smoothie – smoothies are similar to milkshakes in their consistency and level of refreshments, however, they have a much higher nutritional value
Potato chips
Nuts – Potato chips are often unhealthy and include chemicals. Nuts are a very natural and nutritious alternative. 
Zoodles (zucchini noodles)- Pasta made out of zucchini
Spaghetti squash- spaghetti made out of squash
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Energy balls- protein balls made out of things such as granola/oats, peanut butter, sugar free chocolate chips, etc.
Recipe link
Brussel Sprout chips – especially good when they are crispy, with lemon juice and salt


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