Help Yourself To Something Sweet

Bowl of frozen berries
These candy alternatives won’t break your diet.

Hand’s up if your go-to snack is something of the candied variety? When you’re feeling snackish it’s not the chips and cheezies you run towards, but it’s a mad dash for the nearest candy jar. But you don’t have to ignore sweets altogether to stay on track with your journey. It just comes down to mindful, creative, better-for-you options.

Mandarin Oranges 

Next time you’re about to enjoy a few episodes of your show and fancy something sweet, snack on these little gems. Sure. peeling them can be a bit of a chore, so save yourself the hassle and peel a bunch ahead of time. Then once you press “play”, you’re all set.

Mixed Nuts With Dark Chocolate Chips

Whether it’s trail mix or a classic combo of roasted almonds, cashews and pecans, toss a handful of dark chocolate chips in there for a hint of sweetness.

Homemade Popsicles

Think popsicles are just for summertime? No way. This healthy pop is good year-round.

Dark Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Treat every day like Valentine’s Day with this delicious treat plus a few more dark chocolate delicacies.

Chocolate Hummus

Yes, you heard that right. Chocolate hummus is a thing, and the perfect compliment for a sweet or salty snack. Try granny smith apples for a little tartness, or pretzels and crackers for sweet + savory combo.

Frozen Grapes & Berries  

Looking for a way to jazz up your fruit, you found it. Toss grapes and berries in the freezer, and next time you’re candy craving hits, enjoy the crunch factor.

Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

Grab 1/2 cup of blueberries and ½ cup Greek yogurt. Cover a baking tray with parchment paper. Poke a blueberry with a toothpick, dip it into the yogurt and place on the baking sheet. Freeze overnight.