We must admit, we all have sugar cravings once in a while, and oh boy, it feels good when we indulge. We also know how hard it can be to resist from chocolates, flavored chips, ice cream, and many more goodies from the sugar gods.
However, if you are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle, you might need to cut it -in the words of O.T Genasis.
Here are some ideas by NRTC Fresh fruit experts for swapping out those sugary snacks for fresh fruits and veggies without compromising taste:
Red chicory and dip instead of flavored chips
If you find yourself craving chips and dip before your actual meal, try swapping your regular flavored crisps for red chicory with dips like avocado mash or hummus. Not only will you be giving your body a boost of antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber, you could be saving yourself around eight grams of fat and 50 calories per 25g serving. Red chicory can easily be bought from NRTC Fresh the fresh fruits supplier in Dubai.
Apples with 100% nut butter instead of butter cookies
Cookies are known to be the perfect go-to for a quick in-between snack to crumble on. However, if you’re looking to satisfy that same sugar craving, why not try a slice of apple with homemade nut butter. Instead of munching all those unhealthy calories from a cookie bite, you get to enjoy this perfect combo – Apple and nut butter that have an ideal balance of nutrients that promote your health in a variety of ways.
Strawberry banana smoothie instead of ice cream
Ice cream may be one of the most popular desserts, especially during the summer, but unfortunately, this frozen treat is exceptionally high in sugar and fat. Rather than consuming such high calories, why not replace this with a frozen strawberry banana smoothie. It’s creamy, sweet, healthy, and also the perfect summer smoothie!
Real fruits instead of processed fruit snack
Processed fruit snacks often have sugars or concentrate added and may result in frequent trips to the dentist if not careful. These fruit snacks contain as much fat, sugar, and calories as a regular candy bar. If you fancy a sweet snack just like candy, why not reach for a piece of real fruit such as fresh strawberries, pineapples, apples, grapes, and kiwi. They deliver the same taste only with fewer calories and no artificial additives.
Watermelon cake instead of an actual cake
Yes, you read that right A watermelon cake! No law states all cakes have to be made with flour and sugar. If you are a health-nut at heart who dreams of sweet fruit rather than sugary cake, you should try this entirely healthy watermelon cake. It requires no baking, cooking, extra heat in the kitchen, 10 minutes of preparation, and ready to serve – see below for the recipe.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cake
- 1 watermelon
- Fruit for decoration (such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, mango, pineapple, blackberries, etc.)
- Slice off top and bottom of watermelon, stand up, and carefully cut off the rind of the cake.
- To make the cake perfectly round, press down a pastry ring on it.
- Pat the watermelon dry with a paper towel.
- Decorate with fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, mango, pineapple and blackberries
- But in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
All the fresh and seasonal fruits are available with NRTC Fresh online fruit delivery service.