Can you relate to the kids in this music video?
"Hot Cheetos and Takis, Hot Cheetos and Takis
I can't get enough of these hot cheetos and takis
Got my fingers stained red and I cannot get 'em off me
You can catch me & my crew eating hot cheetos and takis"
While working at the student store in high school, I remember the infamous spicy snacks, Hot Cheetos and Takis, being the top-selling items during every lunch period. Similar to the flavor of these spicy chips, these brands have recently come under fire due to children and young adults experiencing health complications after consuming. According to USA Today, a 17-year-old teen recently had her gallbladder removed after eating four bags of hot chips on a weekly basis. School districts have even banned the high-fat, high-sodium snack.
So when you have the craving, here are some healthier snacks to enjoy.
1. Spicy Hummus
Hummus is a great alternative! Here is a recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Hummus.
Baked chickpeas are a great on-the-go snack. Check out this Cheetos-inspired Baked Chickpeas Recipe.
Have you ever added spices to popcorn at home? To find a new way to level up ordinary popcorn, click here.
4. Cauliflower Buffalo Bites
Here is a great recipe for cauliflower bites. These can fulfill your craving for spicy food, and they are vegan!
Comment below if you plan to try one of these spicy snacks.