7 Healthy Snacks that Taste Like Dessert

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Who says you can only eat dessert at the end of the day? Studies have shown that spreading out your caloric intake throughout the day, rather than all at once, is a great way to stay energized and maintain a healthy metabolism. Snacking on healthy, low-calorie foods in between meals helps contribute to weight loss and overall health. Unfortunately, sugary snacks tend to be heavy in unhealthy fats and high in calories. But for those of us with a sweet tooth, cutting out sweet snacks altogether eventually leads to diet failure. Not everyone can live on raw veggies forever. The solution? Healthy snacks that trick you into thinking you’re eating dessert! These snacks are easy to prepare and eat on the go, and will help you stay on track and give your body the energy it needs to last all day.

1. No Bake Almond Cranberry Balls

No-Bake Almond Cranberry Energy Balls
Almonds are filled with fiber and healthy unsaturated fats, while cranberries contain complex sugars that give you lasting energy instead of a rush.

2. Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches

Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches
While bananas will help kick your sugar craving, they’re also a great source of potassium and a natural prebiotic.

3. Zucchini Blondies

Zucchini Blondie Recipe
When you mix a buttery treat with vitamin-rich zucchini, which is loaded with potassium, low in calories, and high in anti-inflammatory properties, it’s easy to think you’re eating dessert.

4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cups

Peanut Butter Banana Cups
By using 100% clean eating ingredients, all-natural peanut butter, and coconut oil, this treat brings you all the health benefits without the extra fat and calories for a perfect midday snack.

5. 3-Seed Berry Parfait

Three Seed Berry Parfait
This delicious, naturally sweet treat uses flax, hemp, and chia seeds. Since they’re high in fiber and protein, they’re great for your waistline.

6. Pan Roasted Candied Pecans

Pan Roasted Candied Pecans
Because you can control what kind of sugar you use, and how much of it you use, you’ll want to keep this recipe in your back pocket.

7. Grain Free Lemon Blueberry Lavender Muffins

Lemon-Blueberry-Lavender-Muffins
Filled with natural antioxidants and vitamins, these muffins use whole ingredients to create a delicious bouquet of flavor.

 

Switch things up and try out even more delicious and healthy snacks by checking out the links below. Comment below to let us know which one you like best!

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