Trying to drop those pesky kilos but missing the sweet stuff? Here’s 10 low calorie sweet snacks you must try.
If you have a sweet tooth, one of the hardest parts of losing weight and staying healthy lies in satisfying those cravings. Before you give up and break out the emergency chocolate, read on. There really are some healthy alternatives that won’t break the calorie bank.
Here’s 10 sweet craver-savers that don’t rely on fats or too much sugar. Keep them in your fridge / pantry / work place – or take them along to that party and enjoy!
Dark chocolate and almonds
If you’re a chocoholic we’ve got some good news: chocolate that is over 70% dark is actually packed full of antioxidants that are very good for you! Not only can it help you during your weightloss journey, but it can actually be good for your heart! Dark chocolate marries beautifully with almonds which are a great source of plant-based protein.
Calories: 27 cal per chocolate square, 7 cal per almond
Sultanas are a convenient and easy sweet fix that you can take anywhere. They are also great to add to curries or cheese platters, and they’re an easy and nutritious addition to your kids lunch box.
Calories: 48 cals per tablespoon, 127 per snack pack
Choc dipped banana slices
These are super straightforward to make and super yummy! Simply slice up some bananas, dip them in melted dark chocolate and refrigerate. You can add some sea salt or sprinkle some crushed nuts to taste. Who knew something this healthy could look and taste so good?
Calories: 40 cals per slice approx
Tropical fruit kebabs
The perfect summer dessert! Just watch how quickly these get scooped up after a BBQ – and they are simple to make. All kinds of fruits work well: pineapple, strawberries, mango, honeydew, orange, banana, kiwi fruit, grapes, cantaloupe. Remember to count the calories but they are very filling and will definitely satisfy a sugar craving.
Calories: 250 cals per kebab approx
Date and coconut balls
This is really just a matter of pitting, soaking and pureeing dates before rolling them in coconut and refrigerating. You may also like to add some crushed cashews or pistachio dust. They are mega sweet so you don’t need many for an awesome hit!
Calories: 23 cals per date, so if you use 10 in your mix and add the coconut and nuts, 60-70 cals approx. per ball
These might be one of the easiest low calorie sweet snacks, and they are not to be underestimated. They last longer than unfrozen grapes and they are very refreshing on a hot afternoon. Plus, they’re packed full of vitamins C and K.
Calories: 62 cals per cup
They look great and they taste great too – and if you use dark chocolate you’re getting a hit of antioxidants as well as the fibre from the strawberries. You may want to dip some other fruit in the melted chocolate while you’re at it, like mandarin or apricots.
Calories: 35 cals per piece approx.
Avocado chocolate mousse
Who knew the humble avocado could turn into a chocolatey dessert? Not that we didn’t know these super foods weren’t creamy, just not in the sweet way. Well, as it turns out, combining an avocado with ¼ cup of honey, ¼ of a cup of cocoa powder, 6 pureed dates, a dash of vanilla and 2 tablespoons on milk transforms it into a sweet treat like waving a magic, craving-satisfier wand. Delicious on it’s own or with fruit or nuts.
Calories: 700 cals entire mousse approx.
Figs stuffed with goat’s cheese
To really make these delicious little flavour packages sing, drizzle the stuffed figs with a little honey and balsamic. They look appetising and they are taste more gourmet than diet! Enjoy!
Calories: 65 cals per piece approx.
The best thing about these little beauties is the taste…no, it’s the fact that you can make a batch to last all week…no. No, it is the taste! Simply combine a pack of chopped up marshmallows with 1 tablespoon of butter and melt together. Add 10 cups of air-popped popcorn and spread the mixture in a baking dish. Drizzle with dark chocolate and sprinkles (optional) and refrigerate. Cut into 12 squares.
Calories: 120 cals per slice approx.
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