November 30, 2012
I have a major sweet tooth. Most of the time after lunch or dinner, I need something sweet to end my meal. Of course what I have as a sweet snack is so important as that could make or break my weight loss goals. Well, I finally found a few sweet treats that will keep my waistline in check and still satisfy my sweet tooth. I wanted to share them with you. Enjoy!
I absolutely love these. They come in many flavors. I love the vanilla flavor the best. I like these cookies for the taste but I also like the fact that compared to some of the other cookies out there, the ingredients used and the overall nutritional facts are pretty good. As an added bonus, my daughter and I can share this snack. You can have up to 10 cookies per serving.
2. Dandy Blend
I don’t drink coffee, but sometimes I like to have a hot beverage or an ice coffee type of drink. While on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard this year, I visited a local bakery called Not Your Sugar Mama’s. A cute bakery that had organic chocolate and other amazing treats. I told the owner I didn’t drink coffee and she suggested a Dandy Blend and I have been hooked since. As described on the Not Your Sugar Mama’s website, Dandy Blend is an Instant Herbal Beverage with roasted dandelion and beetroot and extracts of chicory, rye and barley. This coffee alternative has the taste and texture of coffee but no acidity or caffeine and its delicious! I couldn’t agree more.
My husband is a HUGE ice cream eater. He can eat a tub of Haggen Daz ice cream in a few days. I on the other hand stay FAR away from Haggen Daz. As an alternative I buy Trader Joe’s Soy ice cream sandwich, there are only 90 calories compared to 200+ calorie Haagen Daz. My husband doesn’t like them, but absolute love them especially the chocolate flavor.
4. Peanut Butter and Banana
I have said this a million times, I love peanut butter and eat it right from the jar. I also like a scoop of peanut butter with sliced bananas as a snack. I sometimes add blueberries as well. Yummy!
Peanut Butter & Co is one of my favorite restaurants/stores in NYC. If ever you are here you have to visit them. They have peanut butters in a variety of flavors. You can also buy their products at most grocery stores. Anyhoo, my dear friend recently purchased the Dark Chocolate Dreams flavor for me and as you can see from this empty jar it was DIVINE. I also like the White Chocolate Wonderful. I put a scoop on fruits, wheat crackers or just eat a scoop from the jar.
How do you satisfy your sweet tooth?