Avoid the temptation of the vending machine down the hall, or the candy section of the gas station which is full of refined sugars, trans fats and lots of preservatives. If you’re going to treat yourself to something sweet at 3PM make one of these three alternatives ahead of time. They’re well-proportioned and steer clear of added junk. Each has enough complex flavor, sweetness and crunch to keep you going until the next meal.

 

 sweet treat snacks for cravings healthy

 

So, plan ahead on Sunday and meal prep for your occasional ‘indulgent’ snack too. They’re super simple to make and taste great and give you an easy way to say NO to that Butterfinger and YES to something with a little bit more nutrition.

 

Just stick to the portions outlined below and remember, these are a treat, so well, treat them that way! Enjoy.

 

Dried Fruit & Chocolate

½ Cup dried no sugar added apples

¼ Cup dried no sugar added cranberries

¼ Cup dark chocolate pieces

(the darker the better for a kick of antioxidants and lower sugar content!)

Directions

Mix together and serve.

 

dried cranberries, apple crisps, nuts

 

 

Grapes & Blueberries

¼ Cup halved red grapes

¼ Cup halved blue grapes

¼ Cup halved green grapes

¼ Cup blueberries

 

Directions

Mix together and serve.

 grapes and blueberries

 

 

Strawberries, Nuts & Chocolate

½ Cup freeze dried no-sugar added strawberries

¼ Cup whole toasted pecans

(you can buy them pre-toasted or throw them in a pan and cook for a few minutes. Keep a close eye on them as they burn quickly!)

¼ Cup dark chocolate pieces

(the darker the better for a kick of antioxidants and lower sugar content!)

 

Directions

Mix together and serve.

 

strawberry nuts chocolate