Craving something sweet to eat? Those taste buds need a little sugar? But, at the same time, what if you’re conscious of calories? What if you don’t have the time, inclination or energy to cook something?
In times like these, a simple chocolate bar won’t cut it. You need to bring out the big guns and help to satisfy those cravings. First, let’s gain some perspective on the word craving. The misconception we have regarding this concept is quite often the reason why we falter in our diets. We are not supposed to stop craving something; we are supposed to satisfy the craving through moderation. The motto everything in moderation will not harm you or your body.
Without further ado, these are my go-to sweets when I’m craving something sinfully sweet but still want to maintain a healthy balance of calories and sugar. These combinations have gotten me through some serious sweet-tooth weeks.
Dark Chocolate Digestive Biscuits & Peanut Butter
Of course digestives are delicious by themselves, but something about the addition of peanut butter makes them taste (almost) like a Snickers bar.
Mixed Berries, Grapes & Yoghurt
You could also add a little vanilla and/or honey to your choice of low-fat yoghurt for an additional layer of flavour and sweetness. However, the berries and grapes do just fine on their own. You could even go a little exotic and add mango, pineapple or passion fruit.
Muesli, Almond Milk & Banana
Okay, I know this is breakfast, but there is something so satisfying about the crunchy muesli, cool, silky almond milk and fruity banana. You could add strawberries here instead of banana. You could also add some crushed walnuts for additional texture and flavour.
Dark Chocolate & Coconut Chunks
By far, this is my favourite combination. It is also my go-to snack even when I’m not craving something sweet.