How to Give In to Your Sweet Tooth Without Feeling Guilty
Some people say they need a little sweet touch at the end of a meal. Others can’t resist a little treat. Regardless of your situation, there are of course healthy ways to treat yourself.
Melting dark chocolate on your tongue is a good way to satisfy sugar cravings. The rich flavour of chocolate will cover your taste buds, leaving you more satisfied. In addition, dark chocolate with more than 70 % cocoa is rich in antioxidants, which makes it a healthy treat!
Substitute commercial ice cream with homemade frozen yogurt; add one cup of your favourite frozen fruits in the food processor with ½ to ¾ cup of flavoured yogurt. If the mix is too soft to your taste, put it in the freezer for about one hour before savouring it. You will be delighted while eating a healthy and balanced snack that contains carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, and vitamins. Beyond any doubt, my favourite is mangoes with peach-flavoured yogurt! I hope to hear your feedback…
For cookie lovers, Leclerc’s Praeventia cookies (one bag), Peak Freans’ Lifestyle Selections (2-3 cookies), or Christie’s Social Tea (6-7 cookies) are good options, but you have to know where to stop… Take one serving, and then put the box away. By keeping temptation away, it will be easier to be reasonable.
If you can’t resist “gummies”, eat dried fruits for a similar flavour! The taste of dried apricots, for example, is strangely similar to peach gummies. Dried cranberries and dried mulberries are also interesting for us sugar bugs. Make sure that the ones you buy are naturally sweetened; for example, they should be sweetened with apple juice rather than added sugar. Remember that ¼ cup equals one fruit serving.
And you, what are your healthy sweet treats?
By Marilyne Petitclerc