It’s that time of year again; finals are getting into full swing. For many, this results in stress eating. Bon’App understands that stress eating is often inevitable, so we have some suggestions for making healthier choices and understanding why those options are better for you.
|Candy bars||Dried fruits, such as Trader Joe’s Dried Mangoes
Health benefits: less sugar, more fiber, real fruit
|Milk Chocolate||Dark Chocolate, such as Ghirardelli Intense Dark (60% cacao)
Health benefits: more antioxidants, less sugar, more magnesium and copper
|Potato Chips||Pita Chips, such as Stacy's Multigrain Pita Chips
Health benefits: less salt,less fat
|Pringles||Vegetable Chips, such as Terra Original Exotic Vegetable Chips
Health benefits: less fat, contains full serving of vegetables, 100% natural
|Salted Nuts||Unsalted Nuts, such as Wonderful Pistachios (roasted, no salt)
Health benefits: low salt
|Red Bull Energy Drink||Sencha Shot (Unsweetened Japanese Green Tea)
Health benefits: all natural, no calories, more vitamin C, no sugar OR artificial sweetener!
|Soda (Coke)||Fruit Juices/Smoothies, such as Naked Green Machine Juice
Health benefits: real fruit, no added sugar, more vitamins
And, if you just cannot survive without a candy splurge, opt for a healthier alternative to your regular Starburst, Gummy Bears, etc: Annie’s Organic Bunny Fruit snacks. They are all natural, organic, made with real fruit juice, and come in several flavors. These treats sometimes even show up at the Bon’App office: the Harvard i-lab!