If you’re anything like me, snacking can be the bane of your existence. Especially when it comes to sweets, you just don’t know how to resist. But, sweet snacks shouldn’t have to ruin your diet or make you feel guilty for indulging, you should be able to enjoy them to your heart’s content. This list of snacks is full of healthy options that are sure to soothe your sweet tooth!
1. Baked cinnamon sugar apples
If you need a sweet and delicious snack, then look no further. These baked cinnamon sugar apples are satisfying and easy to make, whether you’re on the go or you’re just bored at home. Simply slice up some apples (the thinner you slice them the quicker they’ll bake) and sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon sugar on top, then bake! This snack has all the yumminess of apple pie but it is much better for you.
2. Yogurt covered blueberries
If regular fruit just isn’t cutting it for you, spruce it up a little in a healthy way! All you need are some fresh blueberries (or really any fruit of your choice) and vanilla yogurt. Simply dip your fruit into the yogurt, then place on a baking sheet and freeze! Use a variety of fruits to add extra texture and taste. You’ll be getting both a cool and sweet treat that you won’t be able to put down, and you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it!
3. Peanut butter protein balls
Is hangriness getting to you? In need of a quick pick-me-up? Just grab one of these delicious and satisfying peanut butter protein balls! Made of mainly peanut butter, oats, protein powder, chia seeds, and honey, this healthy snack will be your newest go-to. Add in some other ingredients to your likings, such as chocolate chips or shredded coconut for extra texture and taste. This is also a great snack to freeze and take on the go whenever you need it! You can rely on these fun treats to give you the energy you need to get through the day.
4. Sour frozen grapes
No one will be able to resist this next tart treat because they’re really just that good. Forget your sour candy and turn to these yummy grapes that won’t take up all of your calories! All you need are grapes, lime juice, and granulated monk fruit sweetener (an all-natural sugar substitute) to get this tasty snack going. Simply cover your grapes in the lime juice, then roll in the monk fruit sweetener and freeze! These are truly irresistible and perfect for candy lovers who crave that sweet and sour flavor!
5. Fruit and yogurt popsicles
Similar to the yogurt covered blueberries, this sweet treat has all the same deliciousness and healthiness that you won’t be able to say no to. Just grab your favorite fruit and flavor of yogurt, and combine it together. Then, pour into a popsicle mold and freeze until completely solid. For a creamier popsicle, blend your fruit before mixing with the yogurt and add a dash of honey. This snack is great because you can customize it however you like according to your tastes. Enjoy this yummy snack on a cool day, or whenever you need something sweet!
6. Chocolate peanut butter banana bites
Fruit is nature’s candy, so why not take advantage of that! This scrumptious bite-sized snack combines some of the best flavors known to man: chocolate, peanut butter, and banana. It doesn’t really get better than this, but what if I told you this snack was healthy too! As long as their not overly dipped in the chocolate, there’s no need to worry about indulging in these treats. They’re also really fun to make and are a great on-the-go snack!
7. Fruit smoothie
This next snack might be an obvious one, but it deserves all the credit. Fruit smoothies are easy to make, simple, and just plain delicious. While it is certainly easy to fill your smoothie with loads of sugar and other unnecessary ingredients, when you scale it back, smoothies are super healthy. No matter what fruits you choose to use you can’t go wrong, any combination will surely be delicious. Don’t forget to use milk, yogurt, or fruit juice to thin out your smoothie and make it drinkable!
8. Raspberry yogurt muffins
Of course, muffins aren’t necessarily your typical healthy snack, but when you replace the butter with yogurt and decrease the amount of sugar, anything is possible. Just grab some fresh raspberries (or any berry that you prefer) and go to town! You’ll obviously need some type of yogurt to make these, but the rest of the ingredients you’ll most likely already have in your kitchen. You’ll definitely be looking forward to your afternoon snack when you have these sitting in your kitchen!
9. Frozen banana pops
Bananas are one of Earth’s finest creations, not just because of how tasty they are, but also how filling and healthy they are as a snack. If you have a bunch of bananas just sitting on your counter right now, why not turn them into something more fun? Just grab some popsicle sticks and pop the bananas in the freezer, then melt down some dark chocolate and dip! Top your treats with some almonds, peanut butter, coconut, or anything you like that keeps this sweet treat a healthy snack!
10. Frozen yogurt bark
Our last sweet snack is a versatile and delicious treat that anyone would enjoy! Plus, you’ll only need a few ingredients to make it. Just spread out all of your favorite fruits into one baking sheet, then add in some plain yogurt. Add some sweetener if necessary, but other than that, you’re good to go! Just freeze and cut into pieces to enjoy! This is a great summer snack and alternative to ice cream that you just can’t resist!