From Prebiotic Soda to Light Beer, You Don’t Have to Give Up the Sweet Things in Life

Who says making healthier choices has to be boring?! With so many innovative food products and companies out there, making healthier choices has actually never been easier…and more delicious. Whether you’re sticking to a health goal, or just strive to continuously live a healthy life, these better-for-you alternatives are the way to go! There’s no need to totally cut out the sweeter things in life, here’s 5 products to help you out. Healthy Swaps


1 | Beer O’Clock Healthy Swaps

Swap: Standard Corona Extra with Corona Premier

Instead of a classic Corona Extra, swap it out for a Corona Premier! As opposed to a regular 12-ounce Corona Extra with 148 calories and 13 grams of carbs, a Corona Premier has only 90 calories and 2.6 grams of carbs. The only thing you have to lose in this swap is 0.6% less alcohol content, but that is worth the fewer calories and carbs. The best part is you get to enjoy the exceptionally smooth taste of a Corona, don’t you agree?



2 | I Scream, You Scream Healthy Swaps

Swap: Ice Cream for Pressed Juicery Freeze

Ice cream—the cold temptation that whispers sweet nothings in your ear, begging you to come to the dark side. But, you must resist! When the ice cream cravings come knocking, try a Pressed Juicery Freeze instead! This non-dairy version of your beloved frozen treat is plant based and contains no refined sugar. With less than half the calories and carbs of normal ice cream, a Pressed Juicery Freeze is just the thing to curb that sweet tooth and not feel guilty about it.


3 | Soda Pop Swap! Healthy Swaps

Swap: Soda for OLIPOP

There is just something about cracking open a soda that is so refreshing. Whether it be the carbonation, the coldness or the flavor, it always hits the spot. Just as easily as you reach for a soda, you could be reaching for a better alternative like OLIPOP! For example, a standard 12-ounce can of Coke has 140 calories, 39 grams of sugar and 39 grams of carbs. Compare those facts to a 12-ounce can of Vintage Cola from OLIPOP: 35 calories, two grams of sugar and 12 grams of carbs. With a difference that big, there truly is no comparison, especially when flavor and carbonation isn’t compromised! Not to mention, OLIPOP drinks support digestive health!



4 | Burger Night

Swap: Burgers for Vegan Burgers 

Some nights, you just NEED a burger. Biting into a nice, juicy burger on a Friday night just screams that the weekend is upon us. But what if we tried something same-same but different from a heavy, red-meat meal? Nice Guys, located in Costa Mesa and Santa Ana, is a 100% vegan burger joint, and not just a burger joint, but a vegan charbroiled burger joint. You won’t even miss meaty burgers after sinking your teeth into one of these bad boys.



5 | Kick Sugar

Swap: Candy for SmartSweets

We have news for you: your sweet tooth can be satisfied without eating your favorite sugar-filled candy bar. Case in point, SmartSweets. With a variety of plant-based sweet and sour candies (we’re talking options comparable to peach rings, Swedish Fish and sour gummy bears), you actually can indulge! Each bag of candy has four grams of sugar or less. The less sugar, the less guilt!



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