Here at Atlas Nutrition, we know better than anyone just how easily a sugary snack can derail your diet. That’s why we’re bringing you a list of some of the best healthy snacks to turn to when you’re in the mood for something sweet. Instead of giving in to the desire for a cookie, pint of ice cream, or chocolate donut — try one of these healthier options instead!
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When the inevitable sugar cravings come along, reach for one of these healthy snacks instead:
Fruit is a natural source of sugar, which means that it is not as bad for you as processed, refined sugars. Grab an apple instead of a cookie and your sweet tooth will be satisfied and you’ll feel better about your snack choices.
If you’re specifically craving chocolate, turn to dark chocolate instead of milk or white chocolate. Dark chocolate has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can be good for your heart. Be sure to have just a couple of pieces to satisfy your craving.
Nuts contain healthy fats and protein, making them a great option when you’re looking for a healthy snack. A handful of nuts is plenty, since they can be high in calories. Keep some raw almonds on hand when you’re in the mood for something sweet!
Dates, like other fruits, are a great go-to healthy (and still sweet) snack! They are very nutritious — a source of fiber, potassium, and iron. Pair a few dates with some almonds or walnuts for a healthy snack that hits the sweet spot. You can also use dates as a source of sweetness in many recipes!
In our last blog, we talked about the difference between complex and simple carbohydrates. Sweet potatoes are not only a great complex carbohydrate to keep you full, but they are also a great option for curbing your sweet tooth. Adding a sweet potato to one of your meals throughout the day can help reduce sugar cravings overall.
Smoothies are another option for satisfying your sweet tooth. Blending some of your favorite fruits with Greek yogurt and almond milk is a delicious treat that will curb your craving and help you feel full.
The Fitness Coaches at Atlas Nutrition Can Help
If you’re feeling overwhelmed on your weight loss journey, or you’re having trouble finding the motivation and determination to say no when a sugar craving strikes, the fitness coaches at Atlas Nutrition are here for you. We can help you determine which snacks will keep you satisfied so that your scary sugar cravings happen less frequently. Whether you’re trying to lose weight or transform the way you eat, we are here to help. Contact us at Atlas Nutrition today to learn more.