Hungry? Always. Satisfy your snack cravings with healthy snack swaps, like JOLLY TIME Pop Corn! We’re bringing you this and more low-calorie snacks to keep you feeling full longer.
The right snack can make your whole day better. Think about biting into your favorite afternoon snack, whether sweet or savory. That piece of chocolate, that bag of trail mix with the M&M’s in it – you know what I’m talking about. It immediately perks you up and makes you feel better! Until about 1 hour later, when you’re hungry again and you’re looking for that next snack.
While that high-fat, high-calorie, sugary snack might satisfy in the meantime, it won’t hold you over—and it certainly doesn’t give you the nutritional value that you need! If you’re in the mood for a snack, we certainly won’t stop you! But what we will do is give you these healthy snack swaps so that you can stay full longer for way less calories. JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Pop Corn is our current go-to for snack time. It’s a fiber-filled, low calorie popcorn that tastes great and is perfect for summer snacking. We’re bringing you more info on that and other healthy snack swaps, coming right up!
For more healthy snack swaps, coupons, nutrition tips and giveaways, check out the JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Challenge!
Low-Calorie Snacks + Healthy Snack Swaps
Swap a store-bought granola bar with low-sugar trail mix
Those sweet and crunchy granola bars may claim to be a healthy choice, but more often than not, they are loaded with sugars and artificial ingredients. While you can find good options for store-bought granola bars, we’ve found that you can more easily find better ones with a homemade trail mix. It’s easy to make and contains only natural food sources, as opposed to the smorgasbord of unpronounceable ingredients in a traditional granola bar. Try mixing together roasted almonds, sunflower seeds, goji berries and a handful of JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Pop Corn for a crunchy and satisfying snack that is lower in sugar! Make a big batch for the whole family with this recipe for Trail Mix Pop Corn.
Swap cheese crackers for JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop®Pop Corn
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a sucker for those spicy little squares of crunchy, cheesy goodness. But it’s almost impossible to stop at just one serving, and it certainly won’t hold you over for very long. The simple carbs digest too quickly and lead to a crash later, causing more hunger and lower energy levels. Swap out a serving of 16 cheese crackers for 5 whole cups of JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Pop Corn and you’ll be eating the same amount of calories with way more fiber, healthy whole grains, and an ingredient list you can brag about. Spice things up with this Basil & Garlic Parmesan Popcorn recipe for an extra flavor kick!
Swap iced coffee for a protein smoothie
I know, I know – “it’s not the same!” you’re probably screaming silently. But, it’s a way healthier option that will still give you that sweet fix! Because let’s be real. The reason we have coffee as a “snack” isn’t for the caffeine. That’s part of it, sure, but it’s not the real reason. When I have coffee as a snack, it’s usually a sugary iced coffee that I’m getting to satisfy the sweet craving that’s been gnawing away at my willpower. Having a protein shake will nix that sweet tooth craving, supply you with a healthy dose of protein, and save you 100-300 calories. Those sugary iced coffees add up! Swap it out for a protein shake—you can even add a handful of JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Kettle Corn and you’ll still save calories and have less sugar!
Your snacks can make your break your day, so choose the right ones! JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Pop Corn is made to give you a healthier, low calorie snacks that will not only satisfy you for the moment, but keep you feeling full for way longer! Get more healthy snacking tips at the JOLLY TIME Healthy Pop® Challenge.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME. The opinions and text are all mine.