I have a crazy sweet tooth that rears its ugly head from time to time. Here are some healthy snack ideas to help you along the way.
Banana, Kale, and Almond Milk Smoothie
In a blender, puree 1 medium banana, 1 cup chopped kale, and 1 cup almond milk until smooth.
201 calories | 5 g fiber | 5 g protein | 4 g fat
Tropical Yogurt Parfait
Top ½ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt with 1 cut-up kiwi and ¼ cup cut-up mango. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped unsalted roasted cashews.
204 calories | 3 g fiber | 12 g protein | 7 g fat
Bagel With Ricotta and Strawberries
Spread ½ toasted whole-grain “flat” bagel with 2 tablespoons fresh ricotta. Top with ⅓ cup sliced strawberries. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon honey or agave nectar.
148 calories | 4 g fiber | 7 g protein | 5 g fat
Rice Cake With Peanut Butter, Coconut, and Dried Cherries
Spread 1 rice cake with 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons toasted unsweetened shredded coconut and 2 teaspoons dried cherries.
177 calories | 2 g fiber | 5 g protein | 11 g fat
Dark Chocolate and Nut Clusters
Mix together ¼ cup unsalted roasted nuts and 1 ounce melted dark chocolate (70 to 80 percent cocoa). Drop onto wax paper; refrigerate until set.
195 calories | 3 g fiber | 4 g protein | 14 g fat
For more ideas check out 19 Healthy Snack Ideas