Those with a sweet tooth can struggle to eat healthy, especially when those cravings for cake and chocolate call! However, the good news is that not every sweet treat is bad for you. If you are looking for some sweet treats that will satisfy your cravings without packing on the pounds, try out the following delectable delights:
Sweet and salty, roasted almonds provide a multitude of health benefits. Almonds help to lower cholesterol levels and are packed with Vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium to keep your heart healthy.
They are also great for building strong bones, with a one once serving offering just as much calcium as ¼ cup of milk. They are also a heart-healthy fat so you don’t need to worry too much about gaining weight with this scan, just try and avoid nuts that are coated in thick layers of candy or chocolate.
Ginger has a variety of health benefits, from helping with muscle cramps, to relieving nausea, asthma, motion sickness and even the symptoms of hay fever. It is considered a great natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.
All of this makes gingerbread a wonderful choice when you are looking for a sweet treat. Try making your own gingerbread at home if you want to have control over the amount of sugar and butter included in your recipe, rather than opting for store bought variants.
Berries are a fantastic choice for anyone with a sweet tooth. They can be eaten raw, cooked up into a delicious warming stew, blended into a smoothie or frozen for crunch.
Loaded with antioxidants, fibre, and nutrients, berries can help fight inflammation, improve your blood sugar levels, lower your cholesterol, improve your skin condition, and even fight cancer.
A wonderful alternative to full fat ice-cream, frozen yoghurt is a low-calorie sweet treat option for those sweltering summer days. Offering a creamy texture and a sweet and tangy taste, frozen yoghurt is made with milk rather than cream.
Because of the yoghurt content it is loaded with healthy probiotics which help maintain good digestive health. It also provides tons of nutrients and calcium for bone health, all the while providing much less calories, fat and sugar than regular ice-cream.
Apples and Peanut Butter
Apples are amazing fruits, but they can be a bit boring. Cut your apple up into wedges and dip into peanut butter for a nutrient-dense, high protein snack. This delicious sweet treat is packed with fibre and antioxidants help to improve digestive health while lowering cholesterol.
Peanut butter is quite high in calories however, so be sure not to overdo it with this snack. Rather save it for when you play here instead of eating it all the time.
Granola is a fantastic breakfast snack made with rolled oats, nuts, seeds, honey, and sometimes dried fruit. This filling snack is full of protein and healthy carbohydrates.
Its always better to make your own granola and store-bought options can be packed with sugar. Granola can also be moulded into protein bars for a sweet on the go snack.