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Healthy Low-Carb Gluten-Free Snacks

These Low-Carb, Gluten-Free Snack Ideas Will Satisfy Even Your Most Intense Cravings

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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.

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When you would kill for a chocolate bar, carrot sticks just aren't going to hit the spot. Stick with something with plenty of decadent chocolate flavor but far fewer calories, carbs, and grams of sugar — like a Sola Chocolatey Nuts and Sea Salt Nut Bar.
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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.

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Need something with a little crunch? Instead of tearing open a bag of potato chips, munch on some air-popped popcorn. Popcorn is much lower in calories and way less greasy but still offers the same satisfying texture. You can even add seasonings, like Parmesan cheese or paprika, to mimic your favorite chip flavor.
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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.

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When you crave soda, you actually probably just want something bubbly. You’ll find the same thirst-quenching effervescence in flavored sparkling water. Bonus: the wide variety of flavors can actually be even more exciting than soda!
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Let’s be real: it’s hard to deny yourself fries once you start dreaming about them. But hear us out — giving yourself something healthier to dip in sauce can easily take the place of fries and ketchup. Try red bell pepper strips with hummus or tzatziki next time you’re tempted to go through the drive-thru. It might not be a perfect substitute, but the bold flavors are certainly appealing!

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