First, wait 15-20 minutes before you indulge in your craving, it might pass. Try distracting yourself in a positive way; go for a walk, check something off the to-do list, do a short workout or yoga video on youtube, or call a friend for a chat.
If you are still set on a treat here are a few tips:
- Try a piece of fruit with nut butter, apple slices with almond butter is my favourite. The added fat turns it into more of a treat.
- Reach for dark chocolate (70%+) instead of milk chocolate bars which have added sugary ingredients. When you are choosing dark chocolate, check the ingredients, sugar should NOT be the first on the list. I love Nestle Noir Intense. Have a few squares (not the whole thing)
- Make your own treats. This reduces the amount of preservatives and unclean ingredients you are taking into your body. My favourite treats right now are Primal Coconut Macaroons:
- pre-heat your oven at 350 degrees ferinheight.
- in a bowl whisk 2 large egg whites and 1/4 cup of natural honey
- add 1/4 teaspoon of natural vanilla extract and 2 1/2 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
- mix until combined
- make tablespoon size balls and place on cookie sheet
- bake in oven for 15-20 minutes rotating half way and let cool
- melt 4-6 squares of dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, dip macaroons and let cool
|Thank you for the recipe allison eats!|
I brought these for Thanksgiving tea and they were a huge hit. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
If you have any healthy craving-killing treats we'd love to hear about them!