Don’t we all get the need for something sweet after dinner? It doesn’t have to be fancy, just something to satisfy our sweet tooth and quell the nagging. But sticking to just a small snack can be tricky. Let’s be honest: Anything that seriously satisfies our sweet tooth isn’t going to be the epitome of a healthy meal. Though almost all of these snacks contain sugar, we tried to find the least sugary options that offer something beneficial plus you can also try replacing sugar with honey if possible, so throw in a sneaky super food (like strawberries and grapes) or additional nutrients like fiber or protein in the mix. So here are 8 less guilty ways to indulge for your dessert.
Honey Butter Popcorn
Enjoy a 76 Calories dessert simply by a small amount of cup air-popped popcorn with 1 teaspoon melted salted butter, mixed with 1 1/4 teaspoons buckwheat honey.
Combat chocolate’s not-so-healthy side by using it as a semi-sweet jacket on super foods, like strawberries! Dip and let set in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating has hardened.
It’s easy to find an easy, healthy smoothie recipe for breakfast, a snack, or dessert. Or if you prefer online organic food delivery in San Diego you can always order one of our delicious slurps.
Unfortunately not any chocolate bar will give you a healthful boost. But dark chocolate (think more than 70 percent cacao), which lacks all the added fat and sugar of classic milk chocolate, can actually be a healthy treat in moderation. Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and can even help regulate levels of the stress hormone “cortisol”.
Strawberry Feta Salad
Toss 1 cup sliced strawberries with 1 tablespoon crumbled feta and 1 teaspoon chopped mint. This is how simple it is to make this 78 Calories salad.
This is the perfect way to get a kick of caffeine and a serving of chocolate all at once. You can try our “coco loco frappe” which is made of cold brew coffee, bananas, chocolate and almond Milk.
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 makes a great snack mix with good nutritional value too.
Yogurt Dipped Fruit
Start by making the yogurt coating mixture by combining a cup of your favorite Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Blend until completely smooth. Now get dipping: Coat your favorite fruits (grapes, bananas, apple slices, and strawberries work well) in the yogurt mixture and set on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Once full, place the sheet in the freezer until the yogurt hardens. (The sugar is what creates the semi-hard shell on the outside of the fruit. If you like, you can leave out the sugar and just keep the fruit frozen so the yogurt “shell” stays intact.)
We hope that our tips works out for you, let us know if you have any healthy desserts of your own in the comments below.
Wishing you all love and happiness from SolCal. Stay light with a healthy delight