For as long as I can remember, I have always had a sweet tooth.
I absolutely cannot relate to people who would rather have a cheese board than dessert.
That blows my mind.
Even when I am eating my healthiest and loading up on fresh, wholesome foods I still need just a little something sweet after dinner. My tastes have definitely changed as my eating habits have evolved, and the sugary treats I used to enjoy don’t bring the same enjoyment. Some of my old favorites can even make me feel a little ill when I indulge these days (my sister has witnessed this first-hand).
That being said, I still find myself craving a sweet treat and have come up with some alternatives that I can enjoy without feeling like I’ve consumed an entire day’s worth of sugar all at once.
Here are a couple of the treats I enjoy in case you are looking for some options:
- Whole grain toast spread with almond butter and cinnamon
- A few pieces of dried mango (unsulfured, unsugared)
- One small square of dark chocolate
- ¼ cup granola
- Coconut water
- Herbal tea (see below)
I recently discovered this tea –
To be honest, it’s a little pricey, but it is so good! If you like coconut I highly recommend it. The cocoa flavor is not that strong – which is fine for me since I am not a huge chocolate person.
I’ve been drinking a cup at night with a splash of almond milk. It is just sweet enough to satisfy the craving and having a hot cup of tea during these cold nights has been so nice!