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!
Mix 2 T dried cranberries with 2 T pistachios.
178 calories, 7.4 g fat
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
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
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
Mix 1/2 c grapes and 1 ounce walnuts.
235 calories, 19 g fat
Nibble on 1 frozen 100% fruit bar.
90 calories, no fat
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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