I know, it’s always those sugar cravings that sabotage our diet… but not if we stay away from high calorie, high sugar and processed desserts. You’re probably thinking – a sweet treat that is not high in sugar? Really? Heck yeah! Remember, the more you ignore your cravings, the higher chances for you to eventually binge.
So the next time your sweet tooth calls for a decadent treat, listen to it and just reach for these healthier and diet-friendly treats instead.
1. Frozen Bananas
There’s just something about freezing sliced bananas that makes them sweeter and tastier! Bananas are high in fiber and loaded with potassium, making it a very healthy frozen sweet treat.
There’s a variety of treats that you can make out of frozen bananas:
- Blend frozen bananas to make Banana Ice Cream.
- Dip frozen bananas to melted dark chocolate to make Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites.
- Smear Peanut Butter on a frozen banana and top it off with another slice to make a Frozen Nutty Banana Nibblers.
2. Greek Yogurt Parfait
Greek Yogurt is known to help support weight loss and a good source of calcium. Unlike other types of yogurt, Greek yogurt packs double the protein and less sugar. Top it off with fruits, healthy nuts, honey and cinnamon.
3. Baked Apple Chips
Yes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away… and satisfies your sweet cravings too. Apples are high in fiber and are naturally sweet. It’s also very easy to make – just sprinkle some cinnamon over the apple slices and pop it inside the oven.
4. Dark Chocolate
Of course, we all know that Dark Chocolates are packed with antioxidants that are good for our bodies, even more than blueberries and acai berries. Unlike regular chocolates, the dark variant contains little to no milk solids and less sugar. But make sure to choose a dark chocolate that has 70% cacao or higher.
5. Sweet and Salty Chocolate Covered Pretzels
If you want to satisfy your cravings for something sweet and crunchy, the chocolate covered pretzel recipe will definitely do the job. Use whole-wheat mini pretzels (unsalted) and dip it in melted dark or semisweet chocolate. Sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt and place inside the fridge for at least an hour.
6. All-Fruit Popsicle
Instead of those store-bought popsicles that are loaded with sugar and unhealthy ingredients, make a healthier version using pureed fruits. The best fruits that you can use and mix together are watermelon, pears, peaches and berries.