17 healthy versions of your favorite junk foods that are actually worth buying

If you’re trying to eat healthier, the grocery store can seem like a minefield. Should you indulge in the original junk food you’re craving, or go for the healthier alternative brand? 

While some swaps aren’t worth the money — or the assault on your taste buds — others are smart choices that can satisfy your cravings in a pinch.

INSIDER spoke with Amy Shapiro, R.D., founder of nutrition counseling firm Real Nutrition NYC and Lisa DeFazio, MS, RD celebrity nutritionist and author of “The Women’s Health Big Book of Smoothies & Soups” to find out their favorite healthier swaps for your junk food cravings. 

Keep in mind that no matter what you’re eating, you have to be mindful about how much and how often you eat it. If you’re craving one of these junk foods, try the healthier alternative instead.