Do you have a serious sweet tooth (like most of us) and are struggling to stay away from sugary treats in a bid to stick to a healthy lifestyle?Are you doing terribly at it? Worry no more for below we have a list of ten healthy treats to satisfy your sweet tooth that actually taste good!
1. Creamy Yogurt!
Yogurt is easily available and comes in a wide variety of flavours. This is definitely a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth! If you’re bored of regular yogurt, change it up and add fresh fruit and granola to give it a kick. In hot seasons, frozen yogurt will also come in handy!
2. Go Nuts!
Make yourself a yummy treat by mixing up various nuts and seeds with dried fruit. This will see that you satisfy your sweet tooth cravings in a healthy way as you cut down on preservatives and added sugar.
3. Skinny Hot Chocolate!
When the craving strikes, make yourself a cup of low-fat and fat-free hot chocolate. This warm chocolaty drink will make you feel super good inside especially in this cold weather. Best enjoyed while under a cosy blanket!
4 Smoothie Goodness!
Homemade smoothies are great as a meal or as one of the many healthy ways to satisfy your sweet tooth! Use any frozen or fresh fruit, add some water, ice cubes, whey protein and blend. Now enjoy your guilt free smoothie!
5. Dark Chocolate Indulgence!
Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, and a small piece of the good stuff is sure satisfy your chocolate craving. Enjoy a few square of dark chocolate and you’ll be good to go.
6. Berry Healthy!
Snacking on frozen grapes is totally a healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth on those long hot days. Alternatively, munch on a handful of blueberries or any other berries of your liking to keep that sweet tooth in check.
7. Cheeky Strawberries!
This, good people, is a must try! Simply melt chocolate, wash your strawberries, dip them in quality dark chocolate and set aside to dry. Get creative by combining dark and white chocolate and sprinkle with nuts or coconut shavings. Such a treat!
8. Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
Oats are a good source of fibre and will leave you feeling fuller. Use canola oil or Olive oil and soy milk to substitute for butter and full-fat milk and the bananas and chocolate chips will add more flavor to these cookies.
9. Sorbet Anyone?
Cure that craving for ice cream by enjoying a cup of sorbet. Fruit sorbet is a great alternative to frozen yogurt and ice cream on a hot day and is a fat-free, low-calorie treat.
10. Yogurt Parfait Sundae!
Create this fabulous dessert by mixing together your favorite fresh fruit with low-fat vanilla yogurt to make a delicious parfait or yogurt “sundae.” This tastes as good as it looks and is super healthy! It will also help you cure those post-dinner sugar cravings.