Eating a healthy breakfast is simple enough — whether you meal prep hard-boiled eggs in bulk or stick to simple microwaved oatmeal, it seems like there are so many easy, nutritious options to choose from. Sticking to those healthy habits all day long, however, can be a little trickier.
That hungry time in the middle of the afternoon — hours after lunch but still too early for dinner — is when the temptation really kicks in. When that 3 p.m. craving for a chocolate bar hits, it’s hard to resist the siren call of the office vending machine. Plain celery sticks or a flavorless protein shake just aren’t going to cut it.
Thankfully, there are a few healthy snack options that are as tasty as they are nutritious. Next time you’re dying for something crisp and salty or sweet and decadent, try one of these better-for-you options instead.
Is a life without ice cream even worth living? You don’t have to give treats up entirely — just opt for a healthier version, like Sola Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream with 60 percent less sugar than traditional brands. Sprinkle some Sola Chocolate Raspberry Granola on top for a DIY ice cream sundae that won’t leave you with a stomachache.
Though cereal is technically a breakfast food, the massive amounts of sugar in most popular brands makes it more like dessert. And don’t even get us started on the butter- and marshmallow-drenched cereal treats and bars out there. Sola Strawberry Vanilla Granola has all the sweetness and crunch of your favorite cereals but with about half the sugar and much more protein.