Sometimes you simply need to indulge into your cravings and treat yo’ self. But before you run to the candy section, make sure you’re making a healthier choice. After all, you don’t want to ruin your intense workout in two minutes! Instead, try one of these healthier alternatives the next time you feel a craving coming on.
1. Strawberries and Cool Whip
For an easy and guilt free dessert dish up a bowl of this sweet, fiber-rich combo.
This rich, chocolate dessert is so delicious you won’t believe the creaminess came from an avocado. The chocolate takes over the taste of the avocado, which leaves you with a smooth texture you’d never thought imaginable.
3. Banana Ice Cream
All you need to create this delicious treat is a blender, one frozen banana and some almond milk. If you’d like to give it more flavor you can add peanut butter or a few teaspoons of cocoa powder for some chocolate flavor.
4. Dark Chocolate
In moderation, dark chocolate can be a healthy treat to enjoy. It’s packed with antioxidants and can help regulate level of the stress hormone, cortisol.
These chewy no-flour cookies are free of gluten but full of flavor. We suggest topping your favorite yogurt or ice cream with these cookies.
6. Chocolate Milk
If you’re looking for a refreshing treat and an effective post-workout recovery drink, chocolate milk is a great way to treat yourself!
Smoothies can make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert. They are sweet enough to fill any cravings. Try this cinnamon apple smoothie for a cool treat.
8. Air-Popped Popcorn
If you’re craving something on the salty side, dive into some air-popped popcorn.
9. Yogurt Parfait
Top 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt with your choice of toppings: crumbled graham crackers or granola, various nuts and some shaved chocolate!
Not only does it taste great, it’s also loaded with protein making it perfect for a post-workout treat. Get your peanut butter and jelly fix any day of the week without wreaking havoc on your health and your physique.
11. Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry
There’s nothing better than fresh strawberries in the summer! To give them an extra punch of goodness by dipping them in chocolate and let set in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating has hardened.
12. Fruit and Cottage Cheese
This is a great protein packed snack that will satisfy your sweet tooth. You can add more flavor by drizzling honey on it or adding a teaspoon of cocoa powder.
Finally, a guilt free cheesecake! This recipe is modified to use less cream cheese, and in its place use protein-rich Greek yogurt. It is also crust-less, which is great news to those on a gluten-free diet.
14. Frozen Grapes
Enjoy a vine of frozen grapes for an antioxidant packed snack. Simply wash your grapes and put them in the freezer for a couple hours and enjoy.
These Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins are quick to make and better yet, are easy to freeze and reheat – so they are great to have on stand-by in the freezer!