As great as eating healthy is, we all want to get a nice little treat every now and again. The trouble is for some of us (your truly included!) snacks can be a slippery slope. That one ice cream sandwich that I want as a treat can quickly turn into a junk food binge!!!!! But there are more than a few great and tasty snacks that you can have which will cure your sweet or savory tooth and not have you piling on the pounds!
Banana With Almond Butter
Mmmmmmm is the sound that you will be making when you have this delicious snack! You will forget all about a banana split when you are eating this bad boy. Bananas are already delicious on their own, but when you add some all natural almond butter to the mix you are in for a real treat. You can get almond butter in handy little packets, but if you just buy a jar and use two tablespoons of almond butter you are doing good without eating a ton of calories. If you already like bananas then I guarantee once you have tried this you will be hooked and this will be your snack of choice!
Greek Yogurt With Fruit
Now make sure its Greek yogurt you are eating here. So many people make the mistake of thinking regular yogurt is good for them. Not only is Greek yogurt just scrumptiously delicious. It is also low in sugar and very high in protein. Now add some delicious fresh fruit (whatever your favorite is) to the Greek yogurt and you are on to an absolute winner with this snack. Again just remember to make sure it is Greek yogurt that you are eating! To really maximize the flavor here I recommend that you dump your fresh fruit into the Greek yogurt and then mix it all up so all the flavor from the fruit enters the yogurt…….. I am salivating just thinking about this!
Cucumbers And Low Fat Cheese
Are you kidding me? Was my response when this was suggested to me as a tasty healthy snack, but boy was I wrong. Low fat cheese is packed with calcium and cucumber is full of vitamin K. What is really cool about this snack is that as well as being healthy, you have a few options of how to have this. You can make these mini sandwich type snacks where you have two pieces of cucumber with some low fat cheese in between. Or you can cut the cucumber and low fat cheese into tiny pieces and dump it in a bowl together……. good and tasty stuff indeed.
Apple And Natural Peanut Butter
Ok so I will admit that this one right here is right at the edge of what could really be considered a healthy snack. But this is a snack that you could treat your self with say once a week and still feel like you are getting a nice sweat reward. Now make sure its natural peanut butter as this greatly reduces all the unhealthy stuff that is in there. I like to cut up the apple and dip it into the natural peanut butter.
Now I am doing you chocoholics a huge favor here by including a somewhat healthy way to cure your chocolate cravings. Hey we all get chocolate cravings, but with these chocolate strawberries you are getting some healthy fruit and a little chocolate magic as well. There are numerous ways to make this happen. I recommend using 1 teaspoon of Hershey’s chocolate syrup and stick with 1 teaspoon! You can either just drip it over the strawberries which I find makes the chocolate go further. Or you can do it reverse and dip the strawberries into the chocolate. But I find this way you use up the chocolate to fast. Now this is not something you would want to have multiple times a week, but as a special treat its great!