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5 Simple & Healthy Snacks that Stop Sugar Cravings

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You’re craving something sweet. Now what?

Your instinct tells you to reach for something loaded with sugar and preservatives but you think, there must be a healthy, tasty option that you can whip up with what you have in your fridge. 

There is! In fact, here’s five.

Check out FitKim’s recipes for easy-to-make, healthy snacks that stop sugar cravings in their tracks and are packed with nutrients!

For those living an active lifestyle, you may feel as if you are hungry all the time. One of the biggest contributing factors to this is because you’re going too long in between meals or not eating enough. Having tons of healthy snacks on hand is the best thing you can do to tame a big appetite so I encourage you to prepare these in bulk or even make several batches and freeze them. You will thank me later!

 

 

1. Fresh Fruit Pizza

5 Simple Healthy Snacks that stop sugar cravings | fruit pizza

This fresh fruit pizza is a way to enjoy a special treat without a ton of sugar, fat and calories. Be creative and incorporate any fruit that you like!

 

8 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Sugar* Cookie Dough (16-18 oz.)
  • 8 oz. Yogurt
  • ½ Tsp. Honey
  • ½ Tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1 container frozen Whipped Topping (8-10 oz.); I used TruWhip
  • 1 cup Strawberries*, sliced
  • 2 Kiwi, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Banana, sliced
  • ¼ cup Blueberries
  • ¼ cup Raspberries

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a pizza pan or baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread cookie dough out and press to flatten. Bake for about 12 minutes and allow to cool.
  2. Combine the yogurt, honey and vanilla extract. Fold in the whipped topping and mix to combine. Spread this over the crust.
  3. Begin layering fruit by arranging the strawberry slices in a circle around the outside edge. Continue layering with different fruits, working your way to the middle. Note: If using bananas, you can dip them in lemon juice so they don’t brown.
  4. Chill for two hours and cut into slices to serve.

 

 

2. FitKim’s No Bake Cookie Bars

5 Simple Healthy Snacks that stop sugar cravings | no bake cookies

I love that these no bakes have sweetness from ingredients other than sugar, are gluten free and vegan too! You can cook the oats in advance if you want them even chewier.

 

16 Servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Agave Nectar
  • ⅓ cup Cocoa Powder
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • ¼ cup coconut Oil
  • ¼ cup Nut Butter* (I used almond Butter)
  • 2 cups quick cooking Oats
  • ⅓ cup shredded Coconut
  • ½ Tsp. Vanilla extract
  • ¼ Tsp. sea Salt

 

Directions:

  1. Combine the agave and cocoa in a saucepan over medium heat and stir until combined. Add in the milk and oil, bring to a boil for one minute. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the other ingredients and combine thoroughly.
  3. Add dough to a medium-sized glass dish or other serving container and press to flatten no bakes evenly.
  4. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes and then cut into squares.

 

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3. No-Bake Pumpkin Power Balls

5 Simple Healthy Snacks that stop sugar cravings | pumpkin cookies

My favorite thing about power balls is that they’re full of nutrition and energy in a small amount so it’s a quick and easy way to refuel yourself. Make a ton because they freeze really well!

 

24 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 ⅓ cup Oats (I like rolled)
  • ½ cup Pumpkin
  • ½ cup Nut Butter (any kind will work)
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup, Honey or Agave
  • ⅓ cup Raisins*, dried Cherries or Chocolate Chips
  • ⅓ cup Pumpkin Seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Chia Seeds
  • 1 Tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice or a combo of Cinnamon, Ginger & Nutmeg

Note: Remember to be your own chef-you can add in different nuts, shredded coconut, etc!

 

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and season with spices. Mix well (or even use your hands!).
  2. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a hand towel and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until the mixture is chilled.

 

4. Chocolate Protein Powder Pudding

5 Simple Healthy Snacks that stop sugar cravings |Chocolate Protein Powder Pudding

Did you know you can use protein powder to make amazingly delicious chocolate pudding? This one is super easy to make and I love how creamy and filling it is. High in fiber and low in sugar — you have to try it!

3 Servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • ½ Avocado
  • 1 Banana
  • 2 scoops chocolate Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup (you can use honey or agave instead)
  • 2 Tbsp. Cocoa Powder (I used raw Cacao)
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk
  • 2 Tbsp. Nut Butter (I used almond butter)
  • Top with chopped cacao nibs or garnish with strawberry slices (optional)

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until combined.
  2. Place in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes and enjoy!

 

5. Mango Salsa with Tortilla Chips & Veggie Sticks

5 Simple Healthy Snacks that stop sugar cravings | mango salsa

This is a great snack choice if you’re looking for something with a bit of crunch to it or are having either a salty or sweet craving hit you. You can also choose this recipe for an afterschool kid snack or if you need to bring an appetizer to a party.

4 Servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Mango, diced (thaw if frozen)
  • ¼ cup Corn*, thawed if frozen
  • ¼ cup green Pepper*, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Tomato*, diced
  • ¼ cup Avocado, diced
  • 2 stalks green Onion, diced
  • ¼ cup Cilantro, diced
  • 1 Lime, halved
  • 1 Tsp. black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp. sea Salt
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Veggie Sticks

 

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl, drizzle the lime on top and season. Mix gently or blend in a food processor.
  2. Serve with tortilla chips and/or veggie sticks.

*Organic recommended

Do you have a favorite healthy recipe you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below!

 

 

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