Stay On Track With These Sweet Food Swaps
It’s that time of the year when sweet cravings start to kick into full gear! While shorter days and cooler temps can trigger cravings for sugary foods, the upcoming holiday season also leads to more unhealthy temptations around us. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to satisfy those sweet cravings while still staying on track with your health and wellness goals!
What Causes Sweet Cravings?
While some people experience increased cravings for sweets during fall and winter, others are faced with more consistent cravings brought on by bad eating habits over time or lifestyle factors like increased stress and lack of sleep. While some small adjustments to your daily routine can help curb these cravings, there are going to be times when your sweet tooth wins the battle.
That’s why we’ve prepared this list of sweet food swaps that will keep you feeling satisfied, but without any of the guilt or unhealthy side effects of traditional treats.
Craving Peanut Butter Cups? Try These Swaps:
- Apple Slices with Peanut or Almond Butter
- EVER BETTER™ Chocolate Peanut Butter Passion! Protein Cookie Bites
- Ants On a Log
Craving Ice Cream? Try These Swaps:
- Greek Yogurt With Fresh Berries
- EVER BETTER™ Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches (put a dollop of your favorite healthy ice cream or non-dairy frozen treat between two EVER BETTER™ Protein Cookie Bites)
- Superfood Smoothies – Get Recipe Ideas Here
Craving Brownies? Try These Swaps:
- Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
- EVER BETTER™ Brownie Bliss! Protein Cookie Bites (or go for Double Chocolate Delight! if you prefer a more intense chocolate flavor)
- A Handful of Trail Mix
Craving Pumpkin Pie? Try These Swaps:
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- EVER BETTER™ Pumpkin Spice Joy! Protein Cookie Bites
- Homemade Pumpkin Spice Blend – Get a Gluten-Free and Vegan Recipe Here
No matter what type of sweet treat you are craving, we always recommend to drink plenty of water which can help your brain differentiate between actual hunger and dehydration. It will help keep you energized, refreshed, and control your portions.
With these healthy sweet food swaps, you’ll never have to deny your sweet tooth this season!
And don’t forget to stay ahead of your cravings by stocking up on EVER BETTER™ Protein Cookie Bites. Not only will these bites deliver on the flavors you want, but they are also packed with protein for energy, probiotics to support a healthy gut and immune system, and healthy fats to help promote brain health!
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