Health conscious fanatics listen up! You CAN satisfy your sweet tooth without ruining your healthy diet plan. It simply takes some know-how and some imagination!
Here are some go-to hacks and snacks to please your taste buds without feeling guilty in the end:
1. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry
This is a fantastic way to satisfy your chocolate craving! Simply dip a couple of fresh, juicy strawberries into some melted dark chocolate and enjoy. Don’t forget to let them set in the fridge to harden up a bit.
2. Frozen Chocolate Banana
Since bananas are super healthy and loaded with vitamins C, B6, fiber, and potassium, they are ideal for freezing and then rolling into some melted dark chocolate. Just add a sprinkle of healthy crushed nuts and you are ready to roll.
3. Yogurt Parfait
Top 1 cup of low fat yogurt with anything from crumbled graham crackers or granola… to even nuts and fruit! You can also add a few chocolate chips and some coconut for a tropical twist.
4. A Smoothie
Smoothies are super healthy and make great snacks… just be careful which ingredients you use. Throw in a half frozen banana, a few strawberries, some mint, and a small spoon of chia seeds for a really satisfying snack to hold you over.
5. Fresh Fruit Popsicles
With no added sugar, these frozen treats are amazing. Puree a favorite fruit such as watermelon, peach, berries, or even pears and add a touch of lime or apple juice. Freeze in ice cube trays, cover with plastic wrap, and insert little wooden sticks. Even kids love these.
6. Frozen Grapes
This is the cutest idea ever! Throw a small bunch of grapes into your freezer section for a few hours and voila! You have a cold and sweet treat to pop in your mouth that is packed with antioxidants and vitamins.
7. Celery Sticks with Peanut Butter
If you can get your hands on some natural peanut butter, this will be your new go-to snack. Top fresh celery sticks with peanut butter and crunch away. You tackle your sweet tooth and your salty craving all at once.
8. Apple Slices with Almond Butter
It can’t get easier than this snack… spread some almond butter on slices of apple for a sweet and filling snack. If you aren’t an apple fan, go for any fruit of your choice.