9 Easy Ways To Crush Your Food Cravings

9 Easy Ways To Crush Your Food Cravings

– When You’re Craving Something Chocolaty
– Chocolate is the most craved food of all. If you feel like gooey, chocolaty candy bars, brownies or chocolate chip cookies are calling your name, try these instead:
– One ounce of dark chocolate: The darker the chocolate, the more antioxidants it has and less added sugar. Try one-ounce squares of premium dark chocolate that have at least 70 percent cacao.
– Chocolate-dipped frozen banana: Any dark chocolate-dipped fruit is a better-for-you choice.
– Dark chocolate protein pudding: Combine six ounces of plain Greek yogurt with two teaspoons of cocoa powder. Stir to combine.
– When You’re Craving Something Sweet
– Most of us already get two to three times as much added sugars as we should, so instead of reaching for a treat that is nothing more than empty sugar calories, try these sweet-tooth tamers instead:
– Prunes: Fresh fruit is a great option, but it’s often not as satisfying as dried fruit. Naturally sweet Sunsweet Ones have 25 calories each and can be stored in a desk drawer, car, purse or gym bag. The fiber helps temper blood sugar levels to temper cravings.
– Natural Delights Coconut Date Rolls: Delicious fiberful dates plus coconut flakes make these sweet treats a perfect snack or dessert. Two rolls provide 150 calories and pack in more fiber (eight grams) than two cups of strawberries.
– Pomegranate arils: Juicy and sweet, pomegranate arils are an antioxidant-packed sweet tooth satisfier.
– When You’re Craving Something Crunchy.
– Potato chips provide a satisfying salty crunch but at a high price. A study from Harvard reported that a daily 150-calorie serving (just 15 chips!) equaled more than 1 1/2 pounds gained in four years.
– Air-popped popcorn: A cup of “naked” popcorn has just 30 calories and is 100 percent whole grain.
– Pistachios: Crunching on an ounce of pistachios (about 49 nuts) packs in as much protein as an egg and three grams of fiber for 160 calories.
– Grape-Nuts: As far as whole-grain cereals go, Grape-Nuts scores highest on the Crunch-O-Meter. Enjoy 1/4 cup of Grape-Nuts with 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt for a fiber- and protein

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