Easy and indulgent snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth
If you have a sweet tooth it is easy to overindulge on biscuits, sweets and cakes and find yourself feeling sluggish by the end of the day.
They say everything in moderation, and the good news is there are plenty of light snack options to satisfy your craving and satiate your sweet tooth without overdoing it.
Need inspiration? Read on for six of our favourite sweet snacks that won’t make you adjust your belt.
1. Hot Chocolate
A sachet of diet hot chocolate (try Options Hot Chocolate) with 200mls of hot water and a handful of mini marshmallows is about 110 calories and perfect in the winter. If you’re not at home, and popping into Starbucks, try their sugar-free vanilla lattes with skim milk. A tall is only 120 calories and a great go-to option if you are meeting friends and want a warming treat.
Sweet popcorn is a brilliant snack throughout the day. Substantial enough to cut cravings, but light enough to not ruin a meal. This snack is becoming ever more popular, and you can find it in varieties outside of the typical (and very sugary) Toffee popcorn. Go for a brand like Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn, it comes in Sweet Cinnamon, Sweet and Salt and more. A single snack bag will run you around 115 calories.
It may sound like an old cliché, but fruit is a great way to satisfy a sweet tooth, and there are millions of different ways to eat it. In the summer, whip up a smoothie using chopped frozen bananas, a few berries and some skim milk. Or throw some seedless grapes in the freezer, when frozen, they are like snack-sized ice lollies. Try some fresh berries and cream for dessert, or for something really special, take a frozen banana and dip it in two squares of melted dark chocolate – leave to set for a minute and eat!
Speaking of chocolate, if you’re craving chocolate and nothing else will do, a few squares of dark chocolate are your best option – with fewer ingredients and less added sugar, the richness of dark chocolate will satisfy you sooner. Scientists have even confirmed that dark chocolate is actually very healthy for you. If you’re not a fan of the dark stuff, then pick up a multi pack of two-bar Kitkats. They come in a variety of flavours, and one snack size portion is only 107 calories.
If you like to plan ahead, and you love cake, you can create sweet snacks that won’t threaten your waistline. There are plenty of recipes that use alternatives to fatty butter and whole milk. Try making brownies, and cut them up in small portions for a quick, sweet snack on the go.
6. Ice cream
Make your own ice cream and sorbets that substitute most fats and sugars with healthier, natural ingredients. Sorbets are your best way forward, as they use far less fat and can be made with sweeteners and no fat. But if you’re ice cream obsessed, the Daily Burn is a great place to find recipes for homemade ice creams.
Do you have any great tips for lighter sweet treats? Let us know in the comments below!
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