Most people have a sweet tooth and, when you are dieting, the craving for a sweet treat can become quite strong. So, what do you do when your sweet tooth starts to tempt you toward an unhealthy, sugar loaded snack? Well, the good news is that there are plenty of tasty treats that you can enjoy that won’t blow your diet or leave you feeling guilty. Here are ten healthy snacks that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Lets’ start with the obvious! Fruit is probably the healthiest way to curb your appetite for something sweet. High fibre, nutritious and low in calories, fruit makes a handy snack that can be eaten anyway and if you get bored, you can mix it up and make a fruit salad.
2. Chocolate dipped strawberries
If you love chocolate than chocolate dipped strawberries are the healthiest way to enjoy a chocolaty treat. They taste delicious, but the bulk of what you are eating is still fresh fruit, so it’s a great way to be the cravings, without the guilt.
Mix up some bananas, frozen strawberries and some milk, and it tastes just like a luxury strawberry milkshake. Smoothies are a great way to enjoy a healthy, sweet snack, but be careful what other ingredients you add to the fruit!
4. Baked apples with cinnamon
A baked apple, sprinkled with cinnamon, is the perfect snack for the winter. Make it extra special by coring the apple and stuffing with some dried fruit like raisins.
Peel a banana, cut in two and pop it in the freezer. Once it’s frozen, take it out of the freezer and roll it in some melted dark chocolate. It’s absolutely delicious and its packed vitamins, potassium and fibre from the banana.
6. Cereal and almond milk
A bowl of whole grain cereal, almond milk, with a little honey or cinnamon will soon satisfy your sweet tooth. It will fill you up and give you energy too, so don’t just reserve it for breakfast!
7. Frozen greek yoghurt
Mix up some Greek yoghurt and mix in some fresh berries, so the berries break up in the yoghurt. Spoon the mixture, in individual drops, onto a lined baking sheet and then place in the freezer for a couple hours. You will them some delicious, fruity drops to snack on, whenever you want.
8. Nutty chocolate popcorn
Take some natural popped, popcorn and add a tablespoon of Nutella or peanut butter and a dusting of cocoa powder for a crunchy, tasty snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth without blowing the diet.
9. Flavoured instant oatmeal
Oatmeal can make a great snack, any time of the day. Look out for the instant, flavoured oatmeal post that you can buy, many come in lower sugar varieties as well.
10. Dark chocolate
Eat in moderation and you can enjoy dark chocolate as an occasional treat. Only dark chocolate though, because it does not contain the added fat and sugar that classic milk chocolate does.
Stay happy and healthy!