Saturday, September 5, 2009

Outsmart Sugar Cravings: Super Snacks

 11775233034yh9Dd Many times sugar cravings can derail even the most carefully devised eating plans; however, if we substitute these healthy munchies for sweet heavy-hitters, we can snack ourselves on the way to being healthier and provide our bodies with healthy nutrition.

  • Chew  sugar-free gum, which can burn more calories
  • Eat an apple or a handful of baby carrots between meals.  Naturally, sweet, they can tide  us over to the next meal.
  • Add protein, like cottage cheese or peanut butter, to your snack to feel even more full for a longer period of time.
  • Reach for peanuts. Unlike most salty foods, peanuts will not make you crave sugar.  They’re protein-rich and very satisfying and compensate for the extra calories naturally.
  • Air-popped popcorn of your own, which can be sprayed with Pam spray and then add spices of your liking i.e., chili powder etc.  this is a fiber-rich, low-calorie alternative to sweets.

1 comment:

  1. Air popped popcorn is my favorite late night snack, it always hits the spot!