Craving sweets Topic


I have such a sweet tooth! I need help. I'll never lose weight if I can't control myself. Any suggestions?


Sugar free Jellos, Popsicles, 25 calorie hot chocolate packets, diet orange crush, diet lemonade mixes, 80 calorie Light and Fit Greek yogurts, frozen fruits (especially berries and bananas), fresh fruit, Truvia sweeteners... Those are some of the items that help me with the sweet tooth struggle. No perfect substitutions, unfortunately, but I do send you lots of perfect good wishes :)


What I do for a super bad sweet tooth - often one of these works to nip it in the bud:
2/3 cup berries + 1/2 cup low fat churned vanilla ice cream
1 oz plain animal crackers + 1/2 oz dark chocolate chips (Ghiradelli 60% chips are good)
1 tbsp Nutella with 1/2 cup LF cottage cheese
Nonfat fruit yogurt
Level Life Peanut Butter Cups (2 per package)

If the craving is just so-so, I go for a plain piece of fresh fruit or 1/2-1 cup berries.

If the craving is a just a little thing: I?ll have mint, ginger, or some other naturally flavorful herbal tea that doesn't need sugar.

Best,
Kathy


Great ideas!


This is awesome


< 100 kcal list of snacks - thanks so much, TheTroubleRabbit!


You're so very welcome ??


Wow that's helpful! ^^


The granola bars from nature valley are awesome could try those out as well but don't think they are under 100 calories


Saw this amazing list on Greatist and immediately thought of this post. It was taken from a July 22, 2015 article, written by Laura Schwecherl.

Always nice to have a few "In Case of Sweet Tooth" ideas at the ready... Enjoy! :)


-Snacks Under 100 Calories

We?ve all been there: hunger striking before dinnertime, a sudden craving for something sweet, the need for a quick energy boost before working out. The solution? A small and satisfying snack that won't tip that calorie count over the edge?after all, a quick nibble can easily turn into the calorie equivalent of a full-blown meal. These flavorful, low-calorie treats can please any palate while still leaving room for dinner.

Sweet Snacks

100-Calorie Snacks
1. Chocolate Banana
1/2 frozen banana dipped in 2 teaspoons dark chocolate chips, melted

2. Frozen Grapes
28 grapes (about 1 scant cup), placed in the freezer for 2+ hours

3. Honeyed Yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt with 1 dash cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey

4. Mini PB&F
1 Fig Newton with 1 teaspoon peanut butter

5. Spiced Orange
1 medium orange, sprinkled with cinnamon

6. Grilled Pineapple
2 1/4-inch thick pineapple rounds (3 1/2-inch diameter), grilled (or sautéed) for 2 minutes or until golden

7. Berries 'n? Cream
1 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons whipped topping

8. Stuffed Figs
3 small dried figs stuffed with 1 tablespoon part-skim ricotta and sprinkled with cinnamon

9. Nuts 'n? Berries
2/3 cup blueberries sprinkled with 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

10. Dark Chocolate
1/2 ounce (about 1 block or 3 squares)

11. Nut-Stuffed Date
1 medjool date filled with 1 teaspoon natural unsalted almond butter

12. Chocolate Milk
6 ounces skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup

13. Cinnamon Applesauce
1 cup unsweetened applesauce, sprinkled with cinnamon

14. Citrus-Berry Salad
1 cup mixed berries (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice

15. Maple-Pumpkin Yogurt
1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt (go Greek for extra protein) mixed with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon maple syrup

16. Chocolate Pudding
1 4-ounce container fat-free pudding

17. Chocolate-Covered Strawberries 7 strawberries dipped in 1 tablespoon dark chocolate, melted

18. Tropical Juice Smoothie
1/4 cup each 100-percent pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice, blended with ice

19. Vanilla and Banana Smoothie
1/3 cup sliced banana, 1/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, and 1 handful ice, blended until smooth

20. M.Y.O. Banana Chips
1 sliced small banana dipped in lemon juice and baked

21. Baked Apple
1 small apple, cored, filled with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 1 sprinkle cinnamon, baked until tender

22. Fruity Waffles
1 toasted Kashi 7-Grain Waffle topped with 1/4 cup mixed berries

23. Skinny S?more
2 graham cracker squares with 8 roasted miniature marshmallows and 1 teaspoon dark chocolate chips

24. Cinnamon Graham Crackers and Peanut Butter
2 graham cracker squares with 1 teaspoon peanut butter, sprinkled with cinnamon

25. Cereal and Milk
2/3 cup crisped rice cereal with 1/3 cup skim milk

26. Milk and Cookies
5 animal crackers with 1/2 cup skim milk

27. Warm Spiced Cider
6 ounces apple cider, sprinkled with cinnamon and nutmeg, warmed

28. Fruity Soft Serve
Purée 1 small frozen banana into ice cream

29. Café Latte
8 ounces steamed skim milk with 1 shot espresso

30. Fruit Leather
2 no-sugar-added strips, like Stretch Island Fruit Co.

31. Maple-Cashew Pear
1/2 medium sliced pear dipped into a mix of 1 teaspoon each maple syrup and cashew butter

32. Protein Chai
1 1/2 tablespoons hemp protein powder, 1/2 small frozen banana, and 1/2 teaspoon chai tea mix (from a tea bag) blended with 6 ounces water

33. M.Y.O. Popsicle
6 ounces bottled lemonade, frozen in an ice pop mold or small paper cup

34. Apple Chips
1/2 cup unsweetened, such as Bare Snacks

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