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Five Delicious Treats to Help You Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Have a foodie New Year with delicious good-for-you foods and drinks

Raising the keto bar

Trying go low carb but can’t sustain a steady diet of beef and cheese? Atlas Bar has the solution in their wildly popular keto-friendly protein bars made with 100% grass-fed whey protein and clean-label, real-food ingredients. These power-packed treats are delicious and satisfying, and they come in a variety of flavors to help you keep your keto commitment. Amazon Choice priced at $20 for a six-count sampler pack. 

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Ice ice babySugary sodas are a sure way to sabotage a diet, but Sparkling Ice drinks are a perfect complement to a cleaner and leaner diet. Naturally sourced colors and real fruit flavors make this brand of zero-sugar lightly carbonated water drinks a favorite refresher for those who want to give up calories and sugar but not taste. Available in sixteen fizzy, fruity flavors, including Orange Mango, Pink Grapefruit, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple, Pomegranate Blueberry, Peach Nectarine, and Ginger Lime. Available in retail locations nationwide.  

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Liquid gold Pure maple syrup can make the difference between so-so pancakes and pancakes with sweetness that satisfies. Sourced from nature through a “tapping” of sap from Vermont trees and boiled in sugar houses, pure maple syrup from brands like Maple Grove Farms, Spring Tree, McDonald’s and Cary’s is delicious on breakfast foods or as a sweetener in baking, roasting vegetables, poured over salmon, stirred into a cocktail and even in tea or coffee. Additionally, pure maple syrup offers benefits of the minerals manganese and zinc, and it contains no high fructose corn syrup and no artificial flavors or colors. Available in grocery stores nationwide.  

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Kombucha humdinger Often called the tea of immortality and nectar of the gods, fizzy and probiotic-packed kombucha has become a popular drink and digestive aid for the health conscious, though it can taste different batch to batch. To insure their brew of sweet tea, good bacteria and yeast is delicious every time, Bend, Oregon’s Humm Kombucha invented a patented fermenting and brewing process that provides product consistency, enhances product stability, limits alcohol production, and ensures vibrant microbial activity. The result is a tasty, verified non-alcoholic drink with 10 grams of sugar or less per serving. The brand’s exclusive blend of organic black and green tea, organic cane sugar and organic fruit juices is available in 10 innovative flavors. $1.98 per 12 fl. oz. can, $3.49 per 16 fl. oz. bottle. Available at Giant, Harris Teeter, Walmart Super centers and other grocers nationwide.  

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Peanut butter powder power Peanut butter blended with banana and almond milk makes an excellent smoothie, or it makes an healthy snack spread on apple slices or as a dip for celery; but it can contain a lot of fat, unless it’s PBfit This natural wonder nut butter powder, made from real roasted, pressed peanuts contains 90% less fat and ⅓ of the calories of traditional peanut butter. With a dash of coconut palm sugar and salt, PBfit lets you keep the nutrients, without the love handles and guilt but all the indulgent pleasure of peanut butter.8 oz jar $7.98. Available in Peanut Butter flavor or Chocolate Peanut Butter flavor at grocers nationwide. Image

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