Anyone who has any touch of a sweet tooth understands that from time to time, we all crave something sweet! How to handle such a situation when you’re working on your health and trying to lose weight? Calories are precious commodities in our plans, as is the fat and carbs we try to limit to some degree in order to meet our goals!
So here are some of the things I’ve used for under 200 calories:
- Apple sliced up with cinnamon on it.
- Apple sliced up with a tablespoon of peanut butter to dip.
- Banana with peanut butter to dip (obviously the banana’s slippery lol, so you might need a spoon or fork!)
- Peaches, nectarines, plums, grapes, strawberries, basically any fruit that has a satisfying sweet taste is great!
- Fruit with low calorie whip cream on top!
- Canned fruit mixed with applesauce, yum! Low calorie too with lite syrup or water based canned fruit and unsweetened applesauce, around 100-120 calories. Even diced fresh strawberries in applesauce is delicious!
- Unsweetened applesauce with a little bit of cinnamon mixed in.
- Yogurt (regular/Greek) either with fruit or other dessert flavor or with fresh fruit added in.
- Greek yogurt with peanut butter and/or bananas mixed in.
- Low calorie pudding with fresh fruit mixed in, I prefer vanilla with diced banana.
- Fiber One brownies occasionally since they are only 90 calories and really hit the spot for me.
- Skinny Cow ice creams, which come in a variety of flavors and kinds with low calories.
- Ice cream cone from McDonald’s is only 170 calories, less if you get the kiddie cone! This is great for those rare treats or when you go out with your kids and want a small treat to enjoy with them.
- And my recent cravings buster of chocolate Shakeology, which is 160 calories and packed full of nutrients such as protein and fiber.
Most of these packaged foods are only occasional as I don’t keep many of them in the house on a regular basis, but they are good on the occasion that we do have them. I especially like the Fiber One brownies because I can keep them in my own space (away from grabby hands) and eat one as needed or throw them in my purse for when I’m on the go. I have by no means cut out processed foods entirely, and still turn to them pretty often, but it is something I am working on as I continue my journey. It is a process and sometimes I do better than others!
Some of these could even serve as dessert with your dinner, or as an evening snack as most are really low calorie and/or healthy on some level.
So when you’re having a sweet attack, try something from this list and see if it works for you!
What are your go-to sweet treats that are low calorie and/or healthy? Do you have anything to add to this list? I know I didn’t list everything, because there are still so many options, so feel free to share with us! Passing along what you use to healthily bust those sweets cravings can really help others in their own journeys!