You know what makes staying on top of your fitness and nutrition rewarding? Doing and eating things you actually like. Even when cravings kick in. It's hard to stay disciplined when so much temptation is around us, and giving in to the sweets and snacks can send us down a spiral of binging and sometimes guilt.
Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with giving in to the sweet and salty goodness that we crave, but sometimes it's good to give in to something a little healthier.
Try these super quick snacks out the next time you're craving something a little sweet and salty.
What you need for two servings :
1. 2 tbsps of peanut butter
2. 1/4 cup oats
3. 1 teaspoon of honey
4. 1 small pieced of dark chocolate (broken up)
5. 8 almonds
6. Sprinkle of sea slat
7. Can add dried fruit (not more than 1tbsp) *optional*
Stir in bowl, break into 2 bites and freeze. Pop one of these to curb the sweet tooth.
Don't knock 'em 'til you try 'em. Rice cakes got a bad wrap in the 90's back when "eating healthy" wasn't really a "thing" and flavors were super limited. But now, these low-calorie snacks pack a punch and knock those cravings out the window. (P.S. Chocolate is my second fav.)
Yes please! If you haven't tried this, you are missing out. I give my clients dessert hummus on their meal plans to help cut those late night cravings. It's so delicious! My favorite to dip with is almond crackers.
Speaking of almond crackers. These little guys save the day whenever the cravings come around. They're crunchy and filling, and the serving size isn't stingy (stin-gee). I like to have these with a little protein on top, like sliced deli turkey or chicken.