I still have a sweet tooth and to be honest, I have no interest in getting rid of it... just learning healthier ways to satisfy it, when I can indulge and to limit the amount of sugar.
I make black bean brownies with only 2.5g of sugar (splend/brown sugar blend) and 4g of fibre, 5g of protein which help you feel so satisfied after one: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=2433419
I was using cool whip on them but felt guilty and wanted a healthier alternative so I made a cream cheese "icing" with fat free cream cheese, Greek yogurt, vanilla and cinnamon. I impuslively added a twice the fruit jam to them last night (that was amazing) but I'm thinking next time if I want a bit more sweetness I'll mash up a little bit of banana in the "icing" or I can use a chunky natural peanut butter. They're not super sweet, but the texture is amazing and they're filling for only 100 cals.
I also do oatmeal with natural peanut butter and a tablespoon of semisweet or dark chocolate chips.
I make Greek yogurt parfaits with a 1/4 serving of low sugar chocolate whey protein powder mixed together, fresh fruit and low sugar granola.
Or my newest creation; chocolate protein powder/Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, chunky natural peanut butter and twice the fruit jam.
You can make fruit crisps. Just bake some fruit in the oven with a little bit of oats, whole wheat flour, salt free butter/margarine, brown sugar crisp on top.
Graham crackers with fat free cream cheese and berries.
Apples and natural smooth or chunky peanut butter.
Frozen banana ice cream or frozen banana pops with dark chocolate coating and nuts.
Use cinnamon in place of sugar/sweetener. I put cinnamon on nearly everything. Or vanilla extract.
Sweet potatoes with cinnamon.
Tea is great for curbing a craving and comes in all different flavours.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/28/2013 (09:06)
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