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