Quell That 3 p.m. Sweet Tooth

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
2/5/2009 2:00 PM   :  172 comments

It's 3 p.m. You're craving something sweet. There's a box of doughnuts in the office kitchen, and a bag of cookies in the pantry. What do you do? How can you satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard on fat and calories? Try one of these dozen sweet treats!


















Berry Nutty
Mix 2 T dried cranberries with 2 T pistachios.
178 calories, 7.4 g fat




S-marvelous Smore
Break 1 sheet of graham crackers in half. Top with 1 jumbo marshmallow and 1 dark chocolate kiss. Heat until melted and gooey.
110 calories, 1.4 g fat




An Old Favorite: PBJ
Toast 1 slice whole-wheat bread. Spread on 1 T peanut butter and 1 T all-fruit spread.
236 calories, 9 g fat



Banana-Butter
Slice 1 medium banana down the middle and fill with 1 T cashew butter. Dust with cinnamon.
204 calories, 8.5 g fat




Milk and cookies
Dunk 2 fig cookies in 1 c skim milk.
185 calories, .5 g fat



I Scream, You Scream
Plop 1/2 c low-fat ice cream into 1 wafer cone.
127 calories, 3.5 g fat




Sweet and Salty
Alternate eating 4 dark chocolate kisses and 1 ounce whole-wheat pretzels.
210 calories, 6.6 g fat




Land of Milk and Honey
Into 1/2 c fat-free Greek yogurt, swirl 1 T honey.
164 calories, no fat




Fro-Yo Sundae

Place 1/2 c frozen yogurt in a bowl. Top with 1/4 c raspberries and drizzle on 1 T sugar-free chocolate sauce.
145 calories, 4.3 g fat



Grape Nuts
Mix 1/2 c grapes and 1 ounce walnuts.
235 calories, 19 g fat



Frozen Treat
Nibble on 1 frozen 100% fruit bar.
90 calories, no fat




Berries-n-Cream
Top 1/2 fat-free vanilla pudding with 1/4 c strawberries.
145 calories, 1/2 g fat

What is your favorite sweet treat in the afternoon? I'm keen on sweet and salty--dark chocolate and pretzels!


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  • CAMILLEDEMAITRI
    172
    I eat 1-2 servings of oatmeal with bran, walnuts, cinnamon, and no-cal sweetener. Satisfying and lots of nutrients. - 7/22/2012   8:47:15 AM
  • 19PITSY53
    171
    berries & cream looks good to me too. - 3/16/2011   12:50:39 PM
  • 170
    I think I am going to try the Berries n Cream! - 6/9/2010   1:35:31 PM
  • 169
    1/2 oz. walnuts, 2 prunes, 2 dark chocolate hershey kisses; if the calories allow - a glass of low fat milk. - 6/8/2010   4:32:35 PM
  • 168
    So many yummy suggestions! Where to start? I think maybe the banana, or the vanilla pudding and strawberries...mmmm. - 4/27/2010   6:18:00 AM
  • 167
    These are great ideas. My favorite snack lately has been the individual cups of Jello fat free chocolate pudding - 100 cals of creamy yumminess! - 4/22/2010   3:04:12 PM
  • 166
    I just finished a parfait I made using a 4 oz container of vanilla yogurt, 2 Famous Wafer chocolate wafers and 1/4 c. sliced strawberries. 178 calories, 3 g fat, and 4 g protein. It really satisfied the sweet tooth. - 4/19/2010   4:46:00 PM
  • 165
    I discovered sunflower butter, spread on a fruit is heaven for 4 grams of fat for 2 tablespoons. This really quenches the urge to splurge for me. - 4/15/2010   7:49:45 AM
  • WHEELS54
    164
    I seldom drink diet sodas anymore so when I want something sweet I will get a diet Dr Pepper and a single serving size bag of microwave popcorn; I like the cracked pepper and salt kind mmm. Salty and sweet! - 4/14/2010   5:52:56 PM
  • SUNSET09
    163
    Chocolate chips cookies with macadamia nuts and Diet Pepsi! Yes! That's my feel good food, which I don't treat myself enough to! - 3/28/2010   8:30:47 PM
  • FOUNDAGAIN
    162
    I don't get a sweet craving at 3 PM. What I get is a caffeine jones on. I can't have caffeine at all but I need a nap about 3 PM if I don't have some. So I make my choice to have my one caffeine drink before lunch time and that will carry me through the day.
    Erin - 11/4/2009   12:15:46 AM
  • TRACEY2631
    161
    i will definitely try the banana snack! - 3/24/2009   5:19:53 PM
  • 160
    Mmmmm yummy snacks! I'm going to have the banana one today! - 3/21/2009   7:03:12 AM
  • 159
    I'm drooling! - 3/21/2009   5:12:16 AM
  • 158
    WOW!!! I never knew that I could have soooooooo much yummy stuff!! This may just be the life vest I needed in my life!!! LOL YAY!!! - 3/10/2009   2:08:22 PM
  • 157
    any weight watcher frozen dessert items are great, you have to eat them slow too or watch out for BRAINFREEZE!! - 3/1/2009   1:56:20 PM
  • 156
    Wow, that is awesome info. I am new so I need all the help I can get. Thanx a million! - 2/25/2009   2:12:15 PM
  • BONLEN
    155
    I'm like that song "I want it all". They all look so yummy and I'm past my dinner time. I just have no willpower when it comes to sweets. They are my comfort food. I've decided my only option is to get them out of the house. Except for fruit.
    - 2/24/2009   7:52:04 PM
  • CRAFTDEE
    154
    I love all the suggestions but my problem is portion control! - 2/24/2009   12:03:01 PM
  • MYNAIS
    153
    My problem is that all are great, but i wouldn't know how to stop. - 2/24/2009   8:45:07 AM
  • HLMILLER08
    152
    I love to have 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1/2 serving of vanilla protein powder for some flavor, and then 1/4 cup of All bran bud bites. That way there is some "crunch" but also adds lots of fiber and protein! So good! - 2/20/2009   9:14:02 PM
  • 151
    The craving monster has been knocking at my door, I have to try these snacks, I pray they help get rid of the monster. - 2/17/2009   11:14:08 PM
  • 150
    Omg!! This is wonderful! I was JUST having some serious cravings for something sweet. A complete life saver. - 2/10/2009   4:13:03 PM
  • 149
    loved the dried fruit/nut idea. 1/2 cup always satisfies that craving. - 2/10/2009   3:33:21 PM
  • 148
    Way too many pix of food in the article -- makes me want to hit the grocery stores, buy it all and eat it all! Better off not to look at the pcitures but the advice is good. - 2/10/2009   8:20:16 AM
  • 147
    HOW DID U GET THE HERSHEY KISS TO FLATTEN LIKE THAT??????? I liked that idea... and a few of the others... think outside the box saves me everytime!! :) - 2/9/2009   10:38:40 PM
  • DHARMACHICK
    146
    I do something very similar to that first snack: At my desk, I have stashed a bag of dried diced apples and cranberries, to which I added some unsalted roasted almonds. I grab a small handful when hunger strikes. - 2/9/2009   4:06:38 PM
  • LOSE4HEALTH
    145
    Just in time!!! Thanks, I needed that. Always love a sweet. Makes me smile. - 2/9/2009   2:36:27 PM
  • GLAMOUR_QUEEN
    144
    These sound good. I usually have about 120 calories worth of fruit yoghurt i have frozen myself. If you try to eat it out of the container without using a spoon it takes ages, keeps me occupied and lets my body think i'm full! - 2/9/2009   12:51:29 PM
  • MSMILLER25
    143
    I have a chocolate weakness as well. I usually eat oreo 100 calories snacks or half of a hershey dark chocolate bar. - 2/9/2009   9:47:14 AM
  • 142
    I LIKE TO EAT A BANANA IN THE MORNING & AFTERNOON WITH GRANOLA THAT COMES FROM THE PRODUCE SECTION OF YOUR FOOD STORE. IT IS MADE BY "AURORA"!... "IT COMES IN VANILLA CRUNCH", "VANILLA POMAGRANTE", MAPLE FLAVOR, & LOTS MORE...BUT, I JUST TAKE AND DIP MY BANANA RIGHT ON IN! :) AND IT IS LOW IN CALORIE's AND MAGNIFICENTLY SCRUMPTIOUS TOO!!! :) Mmmmmmm.....Yummmmmy!!! - 2/9/2009   6:00:29 AM
  • 141
    I snack on wasabi flavored almonds!! Love them..Or I have a small bowl of sugar-free ice cream.. - 2/9/2009   5:57:06 AM
  • 140
    I just love the Fiber One granola bars-the chocolate is my favorite with the peanut butter a close second, they are filling and so good! - 2/8/2009   11:04:35 PM
  • DARNOLD5
    139
    I've tried the yogurt, but still get the feeling I need to 'bite' into something. Now I grab an apple - Gala's are the best, or celery and carrot sticks. When all else fails I grab a stick of sugar free gum to get me over the snacky hump of the day. - 2/8/2009   10:09:09 PM
  • 138
    Great ideas...thanks! - 2/8/2009   10:03:32 PM
  • 137
    Yum! These look much more delicious, and much healthier, than the 100 calorie Little Debbie cakes that I've been eating! Thanks for the ideas. - 2/8/2009   11:02:30 AM
  • 136
    I have to stay away from anything my brain even thinks is sugar. I usually have fruit and plain 1% yogurt is form, either mixed together as is or I'll make a smoothie. A baked apple that is suffed with 1 tsp oatmeal and 1 tsp maple syrup is my back up in case I am really desperate for super sweet. - 2/8/2009   10:59:24 AM
  • 135
    I love the pudding and berry suggestion! I also love to put an apple or pear in the microwave (cut up with a pack of splenda, cinnamon, and nutmeg). It makes me content to have the sweetness of the fruit and the warmth in the tummy is good too! :) - 2/8/2009   8:22:37 AM
  • 134
    Well, I am STILL learning "moderation" and almost every one of those is unfortunately a trigger food for me. sigh sigh and sigh again. However, what I HAVE found works for me is a small bowl of frozen berries with half a pear and some of the juice its canned in - not syrup but juice. That works for me and that's much the same as your suggestion for a frozen fruit bar. thanks! - 2/8/2009   1:25:57 AM
  • 133
    Thanks!! I have a bad sweet tooth and realy appriciate the tips and the recipes!! I am going to try the smores!! Sounds yummie!! - 2/7/2009   11:19:27 PM
  • TIMMYO
    132
    Sounds so KYummy and like to have sweets and like to have a lady sweetie ! - 2/7/2009   11:08:22 PM
  • 131
    I buy 4# bags of frozen fruit at Walmart for $7 a bag, and keep them in the fresher. I put the pieces in a paper cup, and munch them late at night while watching a movie, instead of a HIGH calorie snack. You can't eat it fast when it is frozen. - 2/7/2009   10:27:17 PM
  • 130
    I've just started making my PB&J with sliced fresh strawberries instead of jelly - it surprised me how good it was that way. I'm planning on trying it with slice apples next. - 2/7/2009   7:46:22 PM
  • 129
    The sweet/salty one is perfect for me! I love having that balance with chocolate and pretzels - 2/7/2009   7:19:58 PM
  • 128
    It's good to know there are alternatives! Thanks for all the yummy suggestions! - 2/7/2009   6:24:15 PM
  • 127
    I will try a couple of these suggestions!!! - 2/7/2009   3:42:05 PM
  • GIANT-STEPS
    126
    My favorite late night snack is a cherry pie larabar. - 2/7/2009   12:37:33 PM
  • 125
    Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas. my favorite at this time is a chocolate protine shake with bananas. The pudding and strawberries sounds tooooo yummy . I will deffinently have to try it. - 2/7/2009   12:28:25 PM
  • 124
    reading all these great ideas this time of night has not been good for me. they all sound so tastey..can`t wait to try a few of them. good nite - 2/6/2009   11:42:27 PM
  • HANDSFUL08
    123
    I tend to go for the salty. If I eat something sweet, it tends to be grapes or yogurt or a cereal bar. Thanks for the ideas. I need to think out of my little box! - 2/6/2009   10:32:28 PM

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