A Dozen Ways to Quell Your Sweet Tooth: SparkPeople SlideShow
Quell Your 3 p.m. Sweet Tooth
It's 3 p.m and 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 instead!
Mix 2 Tbsp pistachios with 2 Tbsp dried cranberries.
Break 1 sheet of graham crackers in half. Top with 1 jumbo marshmallow and 1 dark chocolate kiss. Heat in microwave for a few seconds until melted and gooey.
An Old Favorite
Toast 1 slice whole-wheat bread. Spread on 1 Tbsp peanut butter and 1 Tbsp all-fruit spread.
Slice 1 medium banana down the middle and fill with 1 Tbsp cashew butter (or other nut butter, such as peanut butter). Dust with cinnamon.
Milk and Cookies
Dunk 2 fig cookies in 1 cup skim milk.
I Scream, You Scream
Plop 1/2 cup low-fat ice cream into 1 wafer cone.
Sweet and Salty
Alternate eating 4 dark chocolate Kisses and 1 ounce whole-wheat pretzels.
Land of Milk and Honey
Swirl 1 Tbsp honey into 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt.
Place 1/2 cup frozen yogurt in a bowl. Top with 1/4 cup raspberries and drizzle on 1 Tbsp sugar-free chocolate sauce.
Mix 1/2 cup fresh grapes and 1 ounce walnuts.
Nibble on 1 frozen 100% fruit bar (with no sugar added).
Berries 'n Cream