Craving something sweet? That’s okay! The flavors from fruits and spices can satisfy your sweet tooth. Bonus: They’re free from added sugars!
Here are some ideas you can try:
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn
Toss 3 cups of air-popped popcorn with 1 tsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp shelled pumpkin seeds, and ¼ tsp pumpkin spice.
Banana Bread Style Oatmeal Cup
Mash ½ banana in a bowl. Add ¼ cup prepared oatmeal and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon. Mix well. Top with 1 Tbsp toasted walnuts.
Fruit and Cheese Plate
Slice 1 small pear or apple. Serve on a plate with 1 low-fat string cheese or 1 oz of low-fat cheese, cut into cubes.
Mojito Snack Bowl
Place ½ cup cubed pineapple and ½ cup cubed cucumber in a bowl. Toss with 1 tsp lime juice and ½ tsp chopped fresh mint leaves.
Note: If you have diabetes, keep an eye on how many carbs you consume from your snacks.
Cookies and candy are fine in moderation. But these delicious options above will give you a more nourishing alternative you can eat more often. Enjoy satisfying your sweet tooth with real nutrients!