Meal Prep: Healthy Sweet Tooth
If you are anything like me, there are times in life when you just can’t ignore your sweet tooth. I get weak in the knees for some fresh baked cookies. It got so bad once, I was baking them about twice a week. So, when my pants didn’t fit, I had no one to blame but myself LOL.
That’s when I realized it was time to put away the baking sheets and look for some healthy alternatives to get me through the hard days. Eating healthy and living a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have the draw backs that people think. You don’t have to totally give up the things that you love. But, you may have to make some adjustments.
Some days all I want is a hot order of fries. So I head to the store and get my a sweet potato, slice it up into fries, and put it in the oven (yes a little more work goes into it but you get the point). That is a healthy alternative to a fan favorite. When I want a chocolate bar, I get dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate. These easy switches make living the healthy life so much easier.
To help you get started with your sweet and salty craving, I have come up with some recipes to get you by:
6 Healthy Desserts for Your Sweet and Salty Needs
3 Ingredient Mug Cake
3 tbs fudgy chocolate “box” cake mix
2 tbs water
1 tbs chocolate chips
Chocolate Stuffed Raspberries
Melt chocolate chips in microwave and place in middle of raspberries
If too difficult dip raspberries in the melted chocolate.
Cinnamon Cheesecake Veggie Dip
4 oz (1/2 cup) low fat cream cheese
¾ c non fat sour cream (or non fat plain Greek yogurt)
1 tea ground cinnamon
¼ tea vanilla extract
Mix all in a bowl until smooth, chill for 30 minutes and serve with sliced fruits and veggies
Frozen Pitted Cherries
Pit out sweet cherries and freeze until solid. Eat as or add to water
Jicama Chips (Hick-a-ma)
Onion powder (to taste)
Chili powder or Paprika (to taste)
¼ tea kosher or Sea salt
Peel Jicama and cut into to ½ in strips, sprinkle with lime and seasonings … ENJOY
Replace Ramen noodle with Zucchini noodles (Zoodles). Simmer in Veggie or chicken stock. Add your favorites to your ramen ingredients to your bowl. Like tofu, scallions, or mushrooms.