Are you trying to cut sugar out of your diet? Yes, we are too! We think that’s a great idea since eliminating sugar can decrease your risk of certain diseases, help peel off pounds and improve your energy levels. We know doing a sugar detox is not easy and you may experience sugar cravings along the way.
We’ve always been one of those people who needs something sweet after dinner. It doesn’t need to be fancy, just something to satisfy our sweet tooth and stop it from nagging us. But sticking to just a small, sweet snack can be tricky.
So we’re here to help you with some less guilty ways (healthy dessert ideas) to indulge any sweet tooth.
Chocolate Dipped Berries
Melt one or two squares of 70 to 80 percent dark chocolate and drizzle it over berries or dip them in it and let it set in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating has hardened . This provides the sweetness we crave, along with antioxidants and filling nutrients like fiber.
Frozen Chocolate Banana
This is the perfect frozen sweet treat with some extra nutritional punch.
Peel a banana, cut into two equal halves, and freeze. Once solid, take out and roll in melted dark chocolate. While the chocolate’s still melty, roll in whichever crunchy topping you like- sprinkles, nuts, and granola all work well. Return to the freezer until the chocolate is set.
Top a plain zero or two percent Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of dark chocolate chips, unsweetened coconut flakes, and almonds or some fruits. It’s a treat that’s sure to satisfy.
We turn to fruit to satisfy our sweet tooth. Freeze grapes and savor a handful for a long lasting sweet snack. It’s like a handful of mini fruit sorbets. Plus, this sweet snack is a natural source of antioxidants and other polyphenols that can contribute to heart health.
If frozen fruit just won’t cut it, and you know ice cream is too high in fat and calories, frozen yogurt would make a great alternative.
If you’re craving something rich and creamy like a milkshake, a smoothie would make a healthier option. To give fruit smoothies a more creamy consistency, add protein powder, yogurt, or soy milk.
All Fruit Popsicles
There’s no added sugar in these sweet and cool treats. Simply puree watermelon chunks and some lime juice; freeze and enjoy. If it’s not watermelon season, try any other juicy fruit like pears, peaches, or berries.
Nutella Yogurt Dip With Fruit
Instead of pure chocolate, mix Nutella with Greek yogurt and use as a dip with some fresh fruit or low-sugar cookies or crackers.
Trail Mix With Dark Chocolate
A small serving of a healthy mix of nuts like almonds and pistachios with a few nice chewy pieces of dried fruit (like cranberries or cherries) and some dark chocolate pieces make a great snack mix with good nutritional value too.
Now that you have all these delicious options to savor, you don’t have to keep craving for dessert after meals.
Author: Muskan Sachdeva, Team Glamrada