Healthy Sweet Snacks

Sometimes nothing will do to satisfying a craving than to eat something sweet.

So, if you can make it a little healthier (most of the time) that’s a good thing for your overall health.

Chocolate can be a tempting treat, if you have a sweet tooth, but a short while ago I asked what your favorite sweet fix was in place of chocolate.

Healthy Sweet Snacks

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Here are some of the great suggestions I received from those of you who commented on my Facebook page:

  • Anju — raisins.
  • Menekse — a pink Lady apple, or a mango.
  • Taleen — mixed berries.
  • Dorrit — dates, or figs.
  • Jake — dark chocolate… or, raisins, grapes, an orange, apple, strawberries, blackberries, a banana drizzled with a little local honey, fresh pineapple, or a pear.
  • Waseem — I have hot chocolate made with milk.
  • Eppie — natural yogurt with honey or chai.
  • Naomi — fruit, or a yogurt.
  • Cathy — luxury fresh fruit.
  • Jaswinder — Lindt 90% cocoa dark chocolate.

Here are a few of my own suggestions…

  • Take a pealed banana, roll in some lemon juice and a little desiccated coconut, and freeze for at least an hour. Tastes like ice-cream!
  • Peel an apple, and place in a bowel with a small amount of water. Steam in the microwave for a few minutes, and sprinkle with cinnamon to eat.
  • Three squares of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) and a few dried apricots eaten together.
  • Chocolatey fruit drops — finely chop a handful of dried fruits, such as dates, apricots, and raisins, mix with some rolled oats, a little cocoa, and a small amount of orange juice to bind, then roll in some coconut to finish.
What healthy sweet snacks do you like to have to satisfy a food craving?
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Tom Parker March 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

That frozen banana treat sounds awesome Mel. I’ll have to give it a try sometime :).

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Melanie March 28, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Another one that I love is frozen grapes. Haven’t done that in a while, but it would be nice on these lovely sunny days we’ve been having lately :-)

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Taleen March 28, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I love the frozen banana option – I frequently did that in Korea in the Summer and I microwave apples here in NI when I want something warm and comforting :)

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Melanie April 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm

Hi Taleen, you’ve probably tried it, but microwaved pears are good, too :-)

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My Childs Health March 29, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Great tips! I will try these.

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Kris March 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Chocolate covered almonds. The only problem is that I like them so much I can eat too many…

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Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate April 2, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Having a list of indulgent yet good-for-you treats like this can be so beneficial – especially if you have a major sweet tooth like I do. I love that you can still satisfy those sweet cravings without completely going off track.

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Melanie April 2, 2012 at 10:00 pm

lol Kati, sounds like we have a lot in common!! I also have a sweet tooth :-)

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Ana Cecilia February 24, 2013 at 8:28 pm

I love apple pie, but we know it could be a no-no for a diet. So, I slice an apple (you can add lemon juice and let it rest for a while if you have time) and broil it in a pan (no butter!) and sprinkle cinnamon. Serve it hot with granola crumbles. mmm! tastes just like an apple pie!

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