{work it wednesday} best healthy snacks for a sweet tooth

work it wednesday

Whoop whoop, we’re half way through the week! Last week I shared my fave salty and savory low calorie snacks so this week I thought we’d talk about a personal fave…sweets! There are so many yummy ways to curb a sweet tooth craving, here are a few of my all time favorites…

healthy low calorie snacks for a sweet tooth1. Apple + Peanut Butter + Honey +  Greek Yogurt = CRACK

This is so good and so healthy. In a bowl I mix plain Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and peanut butter and stir stir stir! I slice an apple for dunking and enjoy as a midday work snack or as a post workout refuel — perfect since it’s packed with protein!

2. Frozen Mango — Nature’s Ice Cream

A friend gave me this tip and my life will never be the same. Enjoy frozen mango chunks as is (delish) or blend with a tiny splash of water/coconut water and you basically have sorbet. SO GOOD. You may have seen these are the base for every smoothie I make. Thick and creamy and absolutely healthy.

3. Green Juice / Protein Bar / Clementine

These are the power three that keep my sweet tooth at bay while at work.

  • When I get to work I am already one cup of coffee deep and I am TIRED. Enter the ever-trendy green juice! I make it at home, grab one at Starbucks, or head to Juice Shop SF.
  • In the afternoon when I need something sweet and filling, Quest Bars (in cookie dough) are filling and free from a lot of the garbage in other bars.
  • Lastly I always have some fruit at my desk just in case my brain tells me I need Sour Patch Kids. This usually curbs that urge.

4. Yogurtland Done Healthy

There are two types of FroYo trips — the kind with a massive serving of double  chocolate yogurt and every candy bar and gummy topping in site. Orrrr the trip where you get a little tart yogurt and pile on fruits like mango, peaches, strawberries and pineapple. Feel free to throw in a piece or two of the bad stuff — just make it overwhelmingly nutritious and the trip’s not a total splurge.

5. Banana Cocoa

Husband’s fave. Dunk banana slices (bonus points for frozen!) into a tablespoon worth of Trader’s Joe’s cocoa almond spread. It’s cocoa + almond butter and completely addicting.

6. The Low Cal Ice Cream Sundae

I like to keep my processed food to a minimum, but this is great if you just need an indulgence without breaking the calorie bank. A scoop of Arctic Zero (150 cals for the ENTIRE carton. If you don’t know now you know.) + half a bag of Skinny Cow Dark Chocolate Turtles = 90 calorie ice cream sundae. I also sometimes add a tiny scoop of vegan cookie dough…see below!90 calorie chocolate chip & coffee ice cream

7. Lemon Sparkling Water

This last one looks lame and sad, right? I would never claim that water is a replacement for homemade cupcakes or french macarons, it’s totally not! It’s just sometimes when I think I need a candy bar, what I really need is water. To keep it a bit more interesting I opt for sparkling and add some lemon. Still want more, try one of the other 6 options above!

How do you keep your sweet tooth in check? I’d love to hear in the comments below! (plus dont’t forget to check out my January workout playlist here!)


8 responses to “{work it wednesday} best healthy snacks for a sweet tooth”

  1. Merritt says:

    It’s like you read my mind! I’ve been really trying to eat clean, but there always seems to be something bad at my house – whether it’s chocolates delivered from a brand I’m working with or friends who leave food at my house. I need to keep my fridge fully stocked with healthy sweet things so that I don’t go overboard on the bad stuff!

    The Style Scribe

    • So glad you like! I struggle with the same thing — if bad stuff is in the house, I eat it. I’ve been toying with the idea of sharing my “clean” grocery list and the meals I make with it. 🙂

  2. jennyyysue says:

    I had to admit it, but I recently jumped on the New-Year’s-Resolutions train of trying to maintain a healthier lifestyle this year. Breakfast, lunch, & dinner have been easy to make healthy substitutions in meals, but my sweet tooth is killing me already! LOVE these suggestions – they came just at the perfect time 🙂

  3. Grace says:

    My favorite is a simpler version of your first one – apple slices and almond butter. seriously addictive. <3

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