Every day, we make hundreds of different choices in regards to our health. With so much going on, these choices can seem small or unimportant but they aren’t! The decisions you make day in and day out can have long-lasting impacts on your ability to meet your weight loss and fitness goals, especially with the availability of unhealthy foods. Thankfully, TLS has a number of great alternatives to your favorite less-than-stellar go-to snacks! Check out the TLS-approved swaps below!
Frappe for Almond Mocha Shake
With the summer heat and summer’s end creeping closer, we’re more likely to grab a frozen drink now more than ever! While the occasional indulgence isn’t the end of the world, the ever-growing number of flavors and stores makes these sweet treats a stumbling block for many. Instead of going to the drive-thru, try this TLS Almond Mocha Shake to swap that extra sugar for 140 calories, 19.5 grams of protein, and only 2 grams of sugar!
Blueberry Cheesecake for TLS Blueberry Cheesecake Bites
If you’re like us, you probably have an unapologetic crush on cheesecake. It seems almost cruel that one slice contains 60% of your day’s worth of saturated fat and 47 grams of sugar. You know the fat, sugar, and salt are doing nothing to help you reach your goals, but how about trying a TLS recipe instead of depriving yourself of something as indulgent as this treat? Split the four bites among friends (or stick it in the fridge if you know you’ve got the willpower) and you’re sitting comfortably at only 13 grams of fat and 6 grams of sugar! Not bad, right?
Energy Bars for Choice Energy Bars
While many energy bars might contain the vitamins, protein, and carb content you’re looking for, how many of them contain real ingredients without overloading on sugar? These bars can be a trap when you’re on the road. After all, they’re everywhere and so convenient! What if you could grab a bar that met all of your standards and didn’t leave you with a blood-sugar spike that left you feeling groggy and lethargic? The TLS Choice Energy Bars are exactly what you need on-hand. They come in two delicious flavors which means you aren’t left sacrificing taste for nutrition or left with a sour stomach due to fake ingredients you can’t pronounce!
Mocha for Mochatonix
With coffee shops on every corner, coffee is basically an everyday necessity. But how much do you actually enjoy the taste of coffee? A good number of people opt for creamy chocolate or caramel flavored drinks which add a ton of calories and sugar! At 360 calories and 35 grams of sugar, your morning caffeine-kick might be doing you more harm than good. When you need a pick-me-up, why not reach for Mochatonix instead? You can choose from Vanilla, Mocha, or Cappuccino to satisfy that coffee craving and enjoy the boost from the balanced blend of vitamins and minerals designed to get you going without the side effects of all of that sugar and caffeine!
Potato Chips for Kale Chips
So, maybe sweet isn’t what makes your mouth water. If salty, savory snacks are what catch your attention, potato chips are probably stashed in your pantry. You’re not alone; potato chips are actually the most popular snack food in America! There’s no argument that this snack offers little in the way of nutrition, but it does offer plenty of sodium and saturated fat (yes, even baked chips)! Thankfully, you don’t have to give up on chips entirely. Kale chips are a great alternative that still curbs the salty craving! Kale is a great source of vitamins. In comparison to potatoes, kale chips have a lower amount of total calories, sodium, sugar and total fat and they are higher in Vitamin A, calcium, and Vitamin C. Here’s a great recipe for you to try:
Veggie Patty Burgers for Portabella Mushroom Burgers
With vegetarian, vegan, and plant-based diets on the rise, the food industry is working hard to keep up. Unfortunately, that means that the “health aisle” part of the grocery store is loaded with Frankenfoods that aren’t meat, but aren’t really food either. One popular meatless option is the pre-packaged veggie patty. Many of these are highly-processed, soy-based, and over 400 mg of sodium per patty! Instead of filling up on overly processed patties, try throwing a portabella mushroom in the mix! Mushrooms are a great addition to a healthy diet since they’re such a high-fiber food with such a low energy density. Try the recipe below for a veggie-friendly option and a little more peace-of-mind.
These are just a few of the quick swaps you can make to be a little more healthy each day. Each decision you make adds up over time when it comes to your healthy lifestyle, and it can feel overwhelming. Making little swaps like these can help adjusting to a new lifestyle easier, raising the chances that you’ll stick to it, and you won’t feel deprived if you’re allowing yourself to experiment with TLS-approved recipes! There’s an entire collection of TLS recipes here for you to try as well. Try them out and let us know what your favorite TLS swaps are!
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