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10 Healthier Treats To Keep The Sugar Monkey Off Your Back

Written by Courteney

Posted on March 7, 2016 at 3:19 pm

When your sweet tooth is acting up, we all know it is best to indulge a little so you can get on with your day, undistracted. Luckily, there are healthier sweet choices you can make in these moments so you won’t have to pay too dearly when it comes time to work them off. Here are some of our favorites from various healthful sources:

  1. Homemade Chocolate Mousse

This chocolate mousse recipe is decadent but low in fat, calories and sugar. All you need is low-fat yogurt, cocoa, vanilla extract and sugar substitute such as stevia, and voila! You have a lovely mousse to satiate your sweet craving.

  1. Cherry Sorbet

This homemade cherry sorbet recipe is the perfect frozen sweet treat if you’re craving something creamy like ice cream. You can substitute stevia for the little bit of sugar in this recipe for an even healthier dessert. An added benefit to this treat? Cherries are great for gout, so any gout sufferers out there should try this one.

  1. Smoothie Pops

If you’re a fan of freezes or popsicles and are craving those artificially coloured, high-sugar frozen treats, your palate (and body) will thank you for going with a healthy homemade smoothie-pop instead. Here are 54 healthy smoothie recipes with that you can make and pour into popsicle moulds or little plastic containers for delicious, nutritious treats for later.

  1. Banana Cream Pie

Banana cream pie made with fat-free yogurt, banana slices, flaxseed and a graham cracker will trick your taste buds into thinking you’re eating actual pie. Bananas offer plenty of vitamins and nutrients including B12, while the flaxseed adds fibre for a dessert that is just as healthy as it is scrumptious.

  1. Frozen grapes

While grapes may not be a conventional frozen fruit choice, these tasty little buddies are packed with vitamins, antioxidants and even a special cholesterol-busting ingredient called resveratrol. So put a serving of grapes in the freezer and check back later for a yummy, sweet-tart frozen treat!

  1. Ants On A Log

Remember this old-fashioned favorite? Well it’s one we love here at DocChat, so we thought we’d resurrect the satisfyingly delicious treat in case you forgot. Celery sticks topped with nut butter and raisins (or dark chocolate chips) are delicious with a nice cup of tea. They can serve as a meal and dessert all rolled into one.

  1. PB And Dark Chocolate Banana Bites

Mmm. These tasty nutty banana treats are healthy and creative. Most people just think to dip a while banana in a bit of chocolate when they think of such frozen delights, but this recipe yields a flavour-packed punch with each mini treat, so you have the option of just a couple to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  1. Yummy Protein Oatballs

You can have instant cookies by adding a cup of oats, half a cup of nut butter, chia or flaxseed, dark chocolate or raisins and some honey (to taste) in your blender. Then mix, squish into 1.5 inch balls, and place on a cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple hours. Soon you’ll have yummy frozen cookie-dough balls full of protein and fibre!

  1. Zucchini Whoopie Pies

If it’s a baked good you’re craving, check out these zucchini Whoopie pies with cream cheese icing. With veggies hidden in the cake batter, and applesauce in place of fatty and unhealthy ingredients, this unconventional little dessert is sure to satiate your craving without the extra fat and sugar.

  1. Dried Apple And Cinnamon Dip

What could be better than already yummy dried apple slices combined with a sweet cinnamon yogurt dip? You get the vitamins and nutrients apples have to offer, combined with calcium and vitamin D from yogurt, and anti-inflammatory properties of cinnamon!

Well, there you have it! 10 of DocChat’s favorite heathier sweet treats!

 

 

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