We all deserve a sweet treat every now and then, but if you are on a diet it’s important to learn how to trick your sweet tooth! In fact, there are many tasty foods out there that can help satiate your desire for sweets, you just need to get creative.
There are so many ways to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying on track with your healthy eating plan! Don’t be afraid to try something new or try mixing flavours together; you might come up with something absolutely fabulous! So, ladies, if you have a bunch of sweet teeth like us, here are a few tasty and healthy snacks to trick your sweet tooth! Dressed-up yoghurt, almonds, various smoothies, sorbet and many more. Take a look and enjoy their sweetness! What’s your favourite way to beat a sweet craving?
Dressed-up yoghurt is one of the best and my favourite ways to satisfy any sweet tooth! Take flavoured or plain yoghurt, add coconut flakes, chopped nuts and dark chocolate chips or cocoa nibs and you’ve got a nutritious and healthy snack that will absolutely trick your taste buds! We like strawberry yoghurt with dark chocolate chips, it’s so delicious.
Almonds and Dates
Another way to satisfy your sweet tooth is to mix some delicious and unexpected foods together! For instance, dates and almonds. Dates are packed with nutrients and they are so sweet, and almonds have a great crunch, contain healthy fats, and go with just about everything. Combine almonds and dates together and you’ve got the perfect healthy snack to trick your sweet tooth.
Banana with Honey and Cinnamon
Honey and cinnamon can make any food better. Sure, bananas are naturally sweet, but when we want something more dessert-like, we drizzle a little honey and sprinkle a little cinnamon on my banana slices for a creamy, sweet and easy-to-make healthy snack. Almost every home has a supply of bananas, honey and cinnamon so you can easily prepare this snack when cravings strike!
Sorbet is another tasty and healthy snack to trick your sweet tooth. Sorbets make the perfect summer snack or dessert because they are refreshing, light and come in many flavours. If you are a die-hard ice cream fan, look for rich and creamy sorbets, which are definitely worth a try!
One of the best and fun ways to enjoy fruits is to dip them in yoghurt and put them in the freezer for 2 hours or until the yoghurt is frozen. It’s sweet, tasty and you are getting the nutrients and vitamins from the yoghurt and fruits! Sliced bananas, apples, grapes and strawberries make perfect choices.
Dark Chocolate Coconut Water
Coconut water is a very nutritious drink that contains high amounts of potassium, which is needed to aid in proper hydration. There are people who like the flavour of it, but we don’t. However, recently we tried dark chocolate flavoured coconut water, and we really like it! It’s chocolaty without being overly heavy or thick and it can help to trick your sweet tooth.
Smoothie is a fab healthy snack and a great meal replacement. One of the best things about smoothies is that you can easily add veggies like spinach or kale, and you absolutely can’t tell! You can also create many different flavours by adding tasty and nutritious ingredients, such as almond butter, yoghurt, veggies or fruits to make it thick and creamy!
You probably think we are crazy for suggesting tea as a sweet craving, right?! You just have to make it right and it can be a satisfying sweet treat! There are tons of different types of teas out there, just go down the tea aisle at any grocery store and you’ll see oodles of different flavours. Pick a naturally sweet tea or sweeten your tea with honey or stevia. You can even add almond milk if you like. Adding milk or sweetener makes a huge different and it tastes like a gourmet drink! Slowing sipping hot tea is calming, nutritious and it tastes great!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
Who says you cannot enjoy a peanut butter and jelly sandwich while still eating healthy? Choose all-natural fruit spread and peanut butter, and enjoy it on a slice of whole grain bread or healthy sprouted bread. Now you’ve got a delicious, healthy snack that you can eat while relaxing at home or on the go!
Okay, we know hot chocolate is not actually a healthy snack, but it’s a fab way to beat a sweet craving! Make your own hot chocolate at home and top it off with a light whipped cream. You can also get hot chocolate at a coffee shop, but be sure to keep the serving small.