Nutrition

7 Healthy Food Swaps to Satisfy Your Cravings

Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to lose all the flavours and foods you enjoy most. With a few smart swaps, you can cut down on unnecessary amounts of sugar and calories – without having to compromise on the things you love. We’re here to make things quick and simple, so you can focus on the tougher bits… like actually doing that sweaty cardio session. 

So, without further ago, here are 7 healthy vegan food swaps that are sure to satisfy your cravings. 

1. FlavDrops

Looking to cut down on your sugar intake but have a serious sweet-toothFlavour your snacks and drinks naturally with FlavDrops – the zero-calorie taste enhancer that makes coffees, smoothies, shakes, bakes, and drinks taste delicious and sweet. With four flavours to choose from, including Chocolate and VanillaFlavDrops contain 0g of fat and sugar, making them suitable to enjoy on a daily basis. 

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2. Vegan Protein Pancake Mix

Why not make a change from your usual pancakes and try vegan Protein Pancake Mix? This easy-to-use mixture creates fluffy, American-style pancakes in minutes and makes for a super satisfying breakfast, dessert or snackEach low-sugar serving comes in at just 156 calories, with 10g of protein to promote muscle growth and repair.1

3. Baked Protein Cookies

An afternoon dunk might kill your cravings at the time, but just one leading supermarket biscuit packs a huge 21.48g of sugar.

Once you have one of these, there’s no going back – you’ll never want your biscuit tin to be without a Baked Protein Cookie again. Baked from a rich dough and enhanced with a generous sprinkling of dark chocolate chunks, these vegan cookies are truly indulgent and pack in 14g of plant-based protein too. What’s more, the cookie is an excellent source of fibre and is completely free from artificial sweeteners 

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4. Vegan Protein Water

Many juices and cordial drinks contain a lot of empty calories and have been linked to numerous health issues. While they certainly can be enjoyed in moderation, our Vegan Protein Water is a much healthier option.

The Vegan Protein Water contains zero fat and sugar, and is packed with 10g of plant-based protein and added B vitamins to support a healthy, balanced diet. It’s available in two fruity and refreshing flavours – Strawberry and Lemon & Lime – which is perfect for when you’re craving something sweet.

5. Vegan Protein Blend

Find yourself daydreaming about those thick, chocolatey milkshakes from the fridge aisle in the supermarket? They may look innocent, but each one is a fast-track to maxing out your recommended sugar intake for the whole day.

Our best-selling Vegan Protein Blend will satisfy your milkshake cravings, while delivering 22g of protein per serving. And with 10 indulgent flavours to choose from, like Chocolate and Chocolate Salted Caramelthe Vegan Protein Blend is a real saviour when you just need something indulgent. 

6. Popped Protein Crisps

Swap your usual deep-fried crisps for our Popped Protein Crispsthe perfect savoury snack, delivering on both taste and nutrition. Each delicious serving is high in fibre and provides 11g of protein, making them a great option to fit into an active lifestyle and balanced diet. The Popped Protein Crips are available in two moreish flavours, Barbeque and Sweet Chili, and can be enjoyed at any time of the day – whether you’re at your desk or on-the-go.

7. 100% Gluten-Free Rolled Oats 

Porridge pots are a sneaky product that are often promoted as a healthy breakfast. But, did you know that your average supermarket option contains around 9.4g of sugar per pot, causing a mid-morning sugar crash?

Kick-start your morning the right way with our 100% Gluten-Free Rolled Oats – an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, fibre and plant-based protein. Aside from making delicious overnight oats and hearty porridge, you can use them to boost your smoothies and bakes too.

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Summary 

If you find yourself reaching for unhealthy foods and drinks on a daily basis, then satisfy your cravings with tasty, yet healthier alternatives. Our innovative range of plant-based proteins and snacks will ensure you feel full and energised throughout the day, while boosting your macronutrient intake to help you stay on track with your goals. You’ll be wondering how you ever went without them!

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  1. Protein contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass.


Jenessa Hung

Jenessa Hung

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