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5 healthy, homemade salty snacks

By: Enrique Gili on July 2, 2014, 1:38 p.m.
Homemade potato chips with salt

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Have a bite (or three)

What makes junk food irresistible and synonymous with weight gain isn't subject to much debate. It's simple: our bodies crave salt and fat. Chips, fries and other forms of deep-fried snacks deliver on all counts. That's why merely nibbling on highly processed food (versus scarfing down the whole bag) takes the kind of willpower most of us lack. Rather than gobbling down a bag of whatever is handy, consider adding these alternative snacks and sides to your menu. Your taste buds will thank you now, and your body will thank you later. Here are five surefire recipe ideas to help you kick the junk food habit. (Text: Enrique Gili)