Snacks that Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Hey, hey! Happy Monday! Who else out there loves a good sweet treat but doesn’t love the crash-and-burn feeling that follows? If that sounds like you…you’re in the right place! Below are several recipes for healthy, sweet snacks, as well as some go-to eats that I personally love (that don’t require any prep work). Enjoy!

Cinnamon Bananas 

Ingredients: (2-4 snack-size servings)

2 tsp honey

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 large bananas cut into slices

1 tsp coconut oil (or any cooking oil) to coat skillet for cooking

Directions:

  1. Mix honey and cinnamon together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Cook bananas for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring gently.
  4. Add honey and cinnamon mixture and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring gently, until bananas are fully coated.
  5. Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for snacking throughout the week.

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Peanut Butter Honey Bites

Ingredients: (makes approximately 12 bites)

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (my fave is Jif Natural)

1 cup old fashioned oats

2 tbsp honey

*optional: 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Stir all ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl.
  2. Refrigerate mixture for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. Roll mixture into 12 bites and store in the fridge for up to a week.

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Yogurt Covered Fruit Bites

Ingredients: 

1 cup vanilla, nonfat Greek yogurt

1 tbsp Stevia (or any sugar substitute)

1 pint fruit of choice (my personal favorites are blueberries and strawberries)

Directions:

  1. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper or coat lightly with coconut oil.
  2. Stir Stevia and Greek yogurt together in a bowl, and add in fruit of choice.
  3. Mix well until fruit is fully coated.
  4. Use a fork to remove fruit from yogurt and place onto baking sheet. Make sure fruit pieces are not touching.
  5. Put baking sheet in the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes to an hour. Enjoy throughout the week 🙂

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Go-To Eats:

  1. sliced apples with almond butter (my personal fave almond butter is MathaNature Maple…can be found in most any grocery store)
  2. trail mix (granola, raisins, dark chocolate chips, sliced almonds)
  3. PB&J English muffin (I use Jif Natural peanut butter, Smuckers sugar-free strawberry jelly, and a whole wheat English muffin)
  4. granola bowl…topped with fresh fruit and unsweetened vanilla almond milk (Bear Naked Vanilla Almond granola has only 4 grams of sugar per serving…score!)
  5. pretzel slims and peanut butter (I know I sound like a broken record, but seriously…Jif Natural Creamy is the way to go)

 

I hope any (or all) of these help to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you fully satisfied. Here’s to living life everyday strong, and kudos to you for choosing to swap out the sugar-loaded treats for a healthier alternative 🙂

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XO, Kristen

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4 thoughts on “Snacks that Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

  1. Glenda Wood says:

    Kristen – Your blog is beautiful and quite inviting…I love it. Just sent to a lot of friends in my group email list. Am printing these recipes to try. They look “yummy.” Keep up the good work! Love, Grandmama

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