Are you one of those who need something sweet multiple times a day or like me crave for something sweet after every meal?
Well, eating unhealthy sweets can be harmful for us in the long run and that is the reason in comes under the category of “guilty pleasure”.
Below are some healthier low-sugar alternatives that will satisfy your taste buds as well as benefit your health.
1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries!
Swap a chocolate bar for some chocolate dipped strawberries. Melt a little chocolate and dip some fresh strawberries in it. Let it set in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating has hardened.
2. Chocolate Milk
Not only does the chocolate milk satisfy your sweet craving, research shows it is also the best post-workout drink. Drinking low-fat chocolate milk post-exercise instead of plain water and sports drinks results in:
- Improved performance
- Quicker exercise adaptation
- Better body composition
3. Fresh Dates
Instead of eating toffees and lollies try having fresh dates. Dates are naturally sweet and provide you the benefits of nutrients and fibre. Two dates are equal to one serve of fruit!
4. Low Calorie Ice-Cream
Pour fizzy diet root beer over 1/4 cup of light vanilla ice cream. Let it freeze in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
5. Frozen Grapes
Popsicles have no nutrition value, they are simply frozen sugar water with added flavours. Swap those for a handful of frozen grapes. Grapes are full of antioxidants, minerals, nutrients and fibre. Pop some grapes in the freezer and grab a handful to satisfy your craving.