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22 healthy teen snack options for when junk food cravings take over

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Feel good about your teen's snacking when they have these options at home

Remember way back when it was a struggle to get your kid to eat anything? I'm guessing those days are just a distant memory now that your kid is approaching his teen years.

There's something about being a teenager that gives your once hard-to-feed child the ability to eat the entire contents of your kitchen in just 24 hours — no joke. And unfortunately he's probably grabbing for the less-than-healthy selections your pantry has to offer.

There's no need to starve your growing kids, just make sure to offer them healthier choices to curb the cravings that plague them 24/7.

The next time your teen reaches for something that's not necessarily healthy, hand them one of these smart swaps. Or better yet, replace the junk in your kitchen with these more-acceptable snacks instead.

Feel good about your teen's snacking when they have these options at home
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This post was sponsored by Dole® Fruitocracy®.

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