It’s 2 am. You have just made a trip to the kitchen and shoved off a piece of chocolate simply because you were craving some sweet. Fair enough! However, what was unfair was – you completely forgot that you were on a diet for your weight loss regime. Now back in your cozy bed, you remember that and feel guilty. Hence, you are crashing your search engine with searches – healthy sweet snacks for weight loss! Well, you seem to have landed on the right page.
Though you have broken some diet rules, it is better to be late than never. This walkthrough will provide you with details of the same. Scroll down then and figure out the details of these healthy sweets and how to prepare them.
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Some healthy sweet snacks for weight loss
Here are some of the sweetest snacks – that lack the added sugars (yet taste sweet) and manage to maintain your health and regulate your sweet cravings!! Did you really think that those celebrities did not have a bite of sweet as they claim?
1. Fresh fruits with maple syrup
You might be thinking that this is an article on snacks and the first diet here is that of fruits!! Who eats fruits for snacks? However, the truth is – some sliced fruits with maple syrup or sugar-free organic honey, or even black salt can put an end to your sudden cravings.
What you must realize is that – the reason that you have the craving is due to – the lack of salts/sugar in your body or a sudden drop in their count in your system. Hence, all you need to do is – slice some apples, papaya, bananas, strawberries, or kiwis (these are fruits that you can have at any time of the day) and top it up with either sunflower seeds or dried cranberries. Dash it up with organic maple syrup, honey (your preference, but it must be sugar-free) or even black salt. Apples with black salt sprinkled on them are a great snack. By the way, if you want to go a bit ahead with your food experimentation – sliced apples with caramel syrup and Himalayan pink salt are also a great way to satiate your tongue. In your search for some healthy sweet snacks for weight loss this can be a great addition.
2. Ice cream with a coconut banana combo
Ice cream is an all-time favorite snack – but can you always have it? Why not?? A delectable combination as this can be made quite easily!
Get 2 ripe bananas and full meat of one coconut. Freeze them for 1 hour. Get your juicer and combine these products to get a pulp-like formation. Spread some cacao nibs on it. Voila!! You are ready to have an amazing ice cream combination without breaking your diet.
# If you want to switch the nibs, you can always put shreds of dried cranberry or sunflower seeds in their place. Also, once made, you can store it for up to 1 week in a closed container.
3. Oatmeal Cookies and bars
In that list of healthy sweet snacks for weight loss, if there is one name that you cannot afford to miss – it is oatmeal. So, there are options as bars and cookies – choose whichever or both and enjoy a snack!
Get rolled oats, maple syrup, and peanut butter. Make sure that both the peanut butter and syrup are sugar-free and organic (if possible). Concoct the ingredients in a bowl and prepare a dough-like mixture. Now, you need to slightly moist your hands and make small balls out of that dough. If you are in the mood, you can add cacao nibs to this concoction or some coconut shreddings. Make small balls out of this dough and refrigerate it – for 30 minutes. Keep popping these balls in your mouth whenever you like and store them in a packed container.
To make bars of oatmeal, you will need – the same ingredients. However, the process here will be a bit different. Rather than making dough, you make a batter and mix some cacao nibs or coconut shreds into that. Store it for up to 2 hours in the freezer. Once refrigerated, cut it into bars, enjoy its goodness, and store it up for weeks.
4. Protein cookies
In your routine of healthy sweet snacks for weight loss, this is another product to add. You will require – rolled oats, maple syrup, peanut butter, and protein powder.
Combine all these products and make a dough. Freeze it for 30 minutes, and then cut out little balls from this mixture. Else, you can also add shreds of cacao or coconut and cut out the chips or balls and then refrigerate them. The choice is yours!
There is another way to make this – that is, with protein powder, eggs, brown or coconut sugar, and peanut butter. Concoct all these ingredients and make a pulp-like formation. Now cut out balls from this dough and put them to bake. Bake for 12-15 minutes (see if the edges are done well), and they are ready to serve. If you want to store it, prepare and store the dough. Also, it is best to have this without any cacao nibs or shreds.
How to store them?
When you are done making these healthy sweet snacks for weight loss – then the snacks can be stored covered up in the fridge for up to two weeks. In case you want to store it for a longer time – then get a set of zip lock bags and store these snacks for up to 6 months.
#Carbs – Calories and a lot more – While you can pick up any of the above-mentioned sweet snacks since the measurement count of the calories and carbs have been made previously, just note a few things –
- For any sweet snack of 100 calories, ensure that the protein and carbohydrate level is within 8-10 gms, while the fat is within 3 gms. The fiber level should also be maintained within 4-10 gms
- The added sugar (if you are consuming it) should be around 10% of the total amount of calorie intake
Ready to prepare some healthy sweet snacks for weight loss for the week ahead? Well, just prepare them as they have been stated and then store them for the week ahead. Your diet game will be a point on!
Monalisa Mukherjee is a content writer and copywriter with close to 3 years of experience. She has written for websites like Biography Talk, Contour Cafe, He And She Fitness and Fiction Pad. She is currently associated with a noted Digital Marketing Agency and specialises in writing articles for travel, entertainment, cooking, celeb, lifestyle, tech, health, fashion and film news.