If you are craving cookies but don't want to eat the whole batch, this secret is for you! Next time you make a batch of cookies, bake only 1 or 2 for each person in your household. Use a melon baller to scoop the rest of the dough onto a cookie sheet and then freeze it on the sheet. When frozen, store in a freezer bag (separate w/ wax paper) & write the time to bake and oven temp on the front. You can bake 1 or 2 at a time by adding 2 minutes to the total baking time!
I have got to have something sweet in the evening after dinner... it's a must. So I plan ahead and set aside 100-300 calories during the day for later. A glass of wine, a bit of chocolate...
STOP!! Enjoy a piece of gum instead! Have those middle of the day or after meal cravings your waistline just can't afford? Try the Dessert Delights line of gums made by Extra. Most flavors really do taste pretty darn close to the real thing! My favorite is the newest flavor, Apple Pie. The other flavors are also remarkably satisfying: Strawberry Shortcake, Key Lime Pie, Mint Chocolate Chip and Orange Creme Pop. These days I keep a stash at home, at work and in my purse!
One or two teaspoons of fat free/sugar free Pistachio or Butterscotch Instant Pudding mix into a cup of fat free plain yogurt. Stir until blended....YUM!
Puree a blend of your favorite fruit and berries in the food processor, then stick the result in the freezer for 2-3 hours for a healthy and refreshing snack or dessert with no fat, no salt, and minimal calories. Plus, get in at least 1 more serving of fruit! Some of my favorites are blueberry/lemon and pineapple/raspberry. PS It's a great healthy snack for the kids too!!
With summer weather hitting hard I have a taste for ice cream. My fix? Frozen Cool Whip Free. 1/2 cup has only 60 calories and no fat. It's rich and creamy and totally kicks the craving! Just keep frozen like ice cream and serve with fresh fruit =)
Cut up bananas, throw into a food processor and run it for a minute. Add strawberries, throw them into the food processor with the mashed up bananas, and run it again for another minute or two. Toss it into the freezer and an hour or so later - replacement "ice cream!" MUCH healthier for you and in my opinion, just as delicious! It makes 4 1/2 cup servings and only has 67 calories per serving!!
Encourage serving sizes, particularly with treats, by using cute, elegant, or personalized serving sized dessert dishes.
There is no need to fight nighttime food cravings if you plan for them. Every morning, take a second to budget out a post-dinner snack. By doing this, you are less likely to go over your calorie range or to succumb to eating something unhealthy. Make it a special treat that you can look forward to all day.
Most of us don't get enough fiber. Eat your fruit instead of drinking juice and you will benefit from the whole nutrition package. Choose fruit instead of a sugary dessert. And watch out for hidden fructose in juices!
I started chewing EXTRA DESSERT DELIGHTS SUGAR FREE GUM! Comes in 3 flavors: Key Lime Pie, Strawberry Shortcake, and Mint Chocolate Chip. WOW these are so good. I realized that I eat junk sweets because of the taste. This is just great tasting & SLIMMING. I have also added broth to my diet. So now I drink water plus broths like those that Knox makes. A cup of broth before dinner helps me to eat less food.
When I'm craving something sweet and cold, I go for about 1/2c of organic frozen dark cherries, put them in a bowl with about a 1/4c of almond milk (or skim or soy or yogurt even) and eat them up!
Plan you menus. How many calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fats do you need for each day?
Make your usual pumpkin filling using non-fat condensed milk & egg whites (2 = 1 whole egg) or Eggbeaters. Use Splenda or Stivia instead of sugar ---and you can cut down on the amount by 1/4 to 1/2. Instead of making a pie shell, use glass or ceramic custard cups sprayed with Pam. Place the cups in a long cake pan. Fill each with 1/2 c. of pumpkin mixture for portion control. Fill the cake pan around the cups with boiling water (not too full.) Bake as recommended in your usual... (continued)
When I'm craving chocolate, I melt (over low heat or in my microwave) a mini-bar or two of dark chocolate. Dip fruit (pineapple chunks, banana slices, orange slices, grapes, etc.) just enough to flavor the fruit and ENJOY!!!
I have a bit of a sweet tooth. Especially after a meal, I feel I need something sweet. Lately I've been substituting unsweetened, no milk, tea for sweets, this stops my cravings for sweets and tea only has 4 calories per 12 oz.
With Halloween coming up, I wanted to avoid the temptation of a bowl full of delicious chocolate staring me in the face all night so I decided to buy candy I don't like. For instance, I hate coconut, nothing, not even smothering it in chocolate would get me to eat it, so naturally Mounds or Almond Joy would be a perfect choice for Halloween treats this year.
Put your ice cream in a cone! I always tend to serve up more than just one serving (1/2 cup? yeah right!) but you can only fit so much in a cone, and it makes it more fun and tastier too! Plus, it helps me resist the temptation to top it with chocolate, cherries, etc... that could get a lil too messy!
This brand is, without a doubt, the BEST Greek yogurt on the market, if not the best yogurt out there, period. It is rich & creamy and good enough to be eaten plain. However, for a well-rounded breakfast, I mix in a generous handful of berries and some original FiberOne or plain Kashi GoLEAN cereal to add in some antioxidants and fiber. It makes a great, breakfast, snack, or even dessert!
Just a quick tip to allow small indulgences without having to avoid the man in your life who likes to always take you out to dinner, or bring home your favorite fruit smoothie from the local ice creamery .