Raise your hand if you crave something sweet after eating a healthy and savory meal. If you’re currently on a lifestyle journey of trying to eat more nutritious foods, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun and enjoy something sweet! You can satisfy your sugar cravings without feeling sluggish right after by making healthy sweet treats!
If you’re craving something sweet but want to go a more nutritious route, here are a few easy and quick healthy snacks that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
There’s nothing better than a good plate of nachos, but what if you made nachos out of apples, dark chocolate, granola, and raw honey? Even better. Satisfy your sweet tooth by thinly cutting up an apple and putting delicious, sweet treats on top. Each ingredient benefits you in some way. Dark chocolate is a great antioxidant, and granola is a source of protein, zinc, and vitamin D. Additionally, raw honey has many benefits, including being a natural energy booster!
If you imagine yourself drinking a milkshake, make the older cousin of a milkshake—a smoothie! Although smoothies aren’t as rich as milkshakes, they can help curb those sugar cravings! Blend ice, your favorite fruits, and yogurt to create a sweet but healthy treat!
If you want more sweetness to your smoothie, add extra coconut and a little dark chocolate, and voilà!
DIY Trail Mix
The easiest way to satisfy your sweet tooth with food with nutritional value is to make trail mix. The possibilities of what you can add are endless, from dried fruits to peanut butter cups to almonds. Put all your favorite dry snacks in a bowl and enjoy the beautiful balance of sweet and savory.
One of the greatest ways to curb your sweet tooth is by enjoying a bowl of frozen yogurt topped with your favorite toppings. This is when you can be creative and “color outside the lines” a bit. You can add anything from walnuts to fruit to tapioca pearls! With all the different textures and flavors, it’s bound to make your taste buds sing.
Popcorn With Dark Chocolate Chunks
Popcorn may not seem like a sweet treat until you add chocolate and kettle seasoning to the mix. This is a great healthy snack that satisfies your sweet tooth. If you want to take it a step further, drizzle peanut or almond butter on top and then sprinkle a little bit of cocoa powder—amazing!