Summer brings long days and warm weather which typically means a more active and healthy lifestyle.
However, this time of year usually bring us cravings for sweet treats!
Below are eight healthy and sweet foods to enjoy without compromising your health or fitness goals:
This line of dairy-free and vegan frozen treats can be found at Whole Foods and is perfect for those sensitive or allergic to dairy, but still looking to satisfy that ice cream craving.
One serving of this frozen treat has only 60-100 calories and is fortified with protein. It’s also available in a variety of exotic flavors such as ‘Movie Night.’ One perk is that it’s easily accessible and can be found at almost any grocery store.
Frozen Greek yogurt bars are conveniently portion-sized for a mindful treat – and they’re even available in pints to share! Both options average around 130 calories per serving
1-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream
Peel ripe bananas and keep them in your freezer for an easy, healthy, and no ice cream maker-needed treat. Blend frozen bananas in a blender or food processor until smooth and enjoy. Optional add-ins: cocoa powder or powdered peanut butter.
Frozen Think Thin Bites
Eight of these bite-sized chocolate (or lemon) treats is a satisfying serving when frozen. Sometimes all you need is one or two to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Nip ripe grapes off the stem, seal in a container, and then freeze. This makes popping them even more refreshing, and the cold makes it easier to portion out mindfully as it slows down eating.
This is an easy and nutrient-dense treat you need no recipe or guilt for. Cut any favorite seasonal fruits and skewer them for a fun party appetizer or snack. We love melons, strawberries, stone fruits, and more.
Delighted By Sweet Hummus
Drop by Metropolitan Market for a twist on a classic: sweet vs. savory hummus varieties. They have the same creaminess you would expect from dough! You will even find flavors such as brownie batter and snickerdoodle.
We hope you find these as satisfying as we do! Enjoy the summer sunshine.
By Erika DeRooy, RD, CD