Let’s face it, eating healthy can be difficult at times. Stress and anxiety can drive you to eat. Ruining all of those days of healthy eating. I live a pretty healthy lifestyle, but I never want to deny my sweet-tooth. With a little planning, you can still enjoy those sweet treats you love so much. Here are some of my favorite healthy snacks that I enjoy:
Dark Chocolate Peanut-Butter Bites
This simple recipe will not only satisfy your Sweet Tooth but give you a little energy as well.
10 of these little bites of awesomeness are only 97 calories, so a great snack that won’t ruin your diet! This little treat’s health benefits are numerous, including fighting free radicals and cancer prevention that you get from the Dark Chocolate. Bananas are loaded with essential minerals such as potassium and riboflavin.
Let’s not forget about the protein-loaded peanut butter. I prefer to use chunky peanut butter for a little something extra.
Strawberry Oatmeal Bars
Fresh strawberries are always a good idea any time of the year. These 100 calories treats are easy to make and great tasting. The strawberries give you a big dose of vitamin C and K., And the oatmeal is a great source of fiber that helps lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You’ll enjoy this so much you’ll make it a part of your healthy eating lifestyle.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and help your body fight disease with this delicious snack. These cinnamon covered bananas taste great and very healthy. Cinnamon promotes better health with high levels of antioxidants and boosts your immunity. It also helps with digestion and heart disease.
With each serving under 100 calories, you can be sure to stay within your daily calorie count. If you want to add a little extra flavor, dip them in dark chocolate for an even better treat.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Avocados should be a part of any healthy eating habit. Loaded with healthy fats and more potassium than bananas, the avocado can make its own low-calorie sweet treat. I never thought that avocados could be used for a chocolaty dessert, but I was pleasantly surprised!
Good old-fashioned banana bread. Just those words bring back fond childhood memories of freshly baked banana bread. Most of you would think this would not be healthy, but you can make this a healthy treat with a few changes. Use whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour instead of regular flour. To cut out the sugar, use honey instead. While banana bread is full of carbs, you are getting a good source of protein.
Remember, healthy eating takes some planning and dedication. It’s all about moderation. You can still satisfy your sweet tooth; just watch your portions and frequency. When we were younger, we could eat anything in sight. As you age, your metabolism slows, and your body won’t burn the fat as fast. Stick to your diet, stay active, and you’ll be able to enjoy your sweet treats and still enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.