Sweet treats to keep you on track
Sugar cravings are extremely common and can sometimes get in the way of our health goals. Reaching for something fruity may be helpful to take the edge off during these strong cravings! Whole fruit is naturally sweet and full of nutrients. By eating more fruit, you will increase your intake of fiber and other healthy plant compounds. Swapping your high calorie and sugary junk food for a fruity dessert can make a huge impact on your health!
Next time your sweet tooth hits, try one of these fruit-based treats to get your sweet fix with less added sugar:
- Stove top cinnamon apples: https://joyfoodsunshine.com/stovetop-cinnamon-apples/
- Baked pears with honey & almonds: https://feastingnotfasting.com/baked-pears-with-honey-and-almonds/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=522225588_18861630_21217
- Maple cinnamon baked peaches: https://www.wellplated.com/baked-peaches/
- 4 ingredient frozen yogurt with fruit: https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/peach-frozen-yogurt/
Written by: Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE and Allie Bourgeois (Dietetic Intern)