SwEEt TooTH - need ideas



  • bethanylaugh
    bethanylaugh Posts: 237
    skinnytaste is definitely awesome, but my suggestion - give it up cold turkey for a month. get it all out of the house, you'll find it's much easier to control once you eliminate your body/mind's dependence on it! worked for me!!
  • CarrieBeard
    CarrieBeard Posts: 117 Member
    Try the Atkins website! they have great recipes! I like the Atkins bars too...
  • kbmnurse
    kbmnurse Posts: 2,484 Member
    28 m&m's =100 cal skinny cow Ice cream bars/cups yum yum about 100-150 cal each
  • Scatterdragon
    Scatterdragon Posts: 225 Member
    Cut up a couple bananas, freeze them for threeish hours, then put them in a food processor with some cocoa powder and vanilla (however much depends on how you like it) . Processed up this tastes like and is the consistency of ice cream. So yummy.
  • thelovelyLIZ
    thelovelyLIZ Posts: 1,227 Member
    I'm the same way. I started reaching for fruit when I want something sweet. There was an adjustment period, when my taste buds got used to natural sugars, instead of overly sweetened artificial ones, but now a piece of fruit as dessert usually satisfies my craving. A small piece of dark chocolate (like the Dove or Bliss individually wrapped ones) usually does the trick too.
  • autumnk921
    autumnk921 Posts: 1,376 Member
    Someone else has a topic of 88 snacks under 100 calories....I am sure there are some sweet ones in there as well...

  • wtdia
    wtdia Posts: 68 Member
    Haven't read through the whole thread, so I apologize for the repetition....I can totally relate. I will have strawberries with a drizzle of chocolate syrup (low cal version) and a few squirts of redi whip light whip cream, or skinny cow ice cream sandwiches which come in lots of flavors....vanilla, chocolate, mint ice cream, peanut butter, strawberry. I also bought some weight watcher candy ice cream bars. If I want something like a cookie...I will eat an adkins snack bar. Lots of protein and fiber for the bang. Now...I'm not on WW or Adkins, but will use some of their snacks/desserts in my meal plan. I follow my own plan and that is to make healthy choices and count calories. BUT we all want a treat, so then I just go for the reduced calorie versions. Now.....when I bake for my family, I try to also modify by using less oil/butter and substituting half the sugar in recipes with splenda. Not always, but when I'm craving something dessert wise and want to have some of what I baked. I also will put activia light yogurt, any flavor, in a mini blender, add some fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, etc) some ice and maybe an extra packet of splenda and make a frozen yogurt smoothie. Good luck
  • omanitshann
    omanitshann Posts: 179
    I;m the same way. I'll usually have something like Greek Yogurt with fruit and honey in it and if I'm really craving chocolate I'll have some dark chocolate.
  • cookierinthia
    cookierinthia Posts: 72 Member
    1 Medium apple sliced, sprinkle nutmeg and cinnamon on the apple slices and a couple packets of Stevia. Sprinkle with water, place in oven and bake on 350 for 1/2 hour. Yummy!
  • chetnabhatt
    chetnabhatt Posts: 77
    Same here. so I got myself Orbit chewing gum. 1.1 calories per pellet. Keeps your mouth fresh and germ-free.
  • LesaDave
    LesaDave Posts: 1,480 Member
    Try the 3 - 2 - 1 cupcake

    1 box Angel Food cake mix
    1 box cake mix - any flavor

    Combine both in a ziploc bag (best w/zip-lock or self seal). Mix well.
    Remember that one MUST be angel food cake. And angel food cake has egg whites (in case you have allergies)

    Whenever you want a personal cupcake:

    3 tablespoons from the mixed cakes
    2 tablespoons water
    1 minute in the microwave
    (Notice why it is called 3 - 2 - 1?)

    You can even add fat-free cool whip if you want.
  • sweetlyRN
    sweetlyRN Posts: 2
    I enjoy a orange-peach slush. I use 1/2 cup no sugar added canned peaches(not the ones in syrup) and 4oz of Minute maid pure squeeze light orange juice, with about 5 cubes of ice and blend into a nice slush. If it's needs to be sweetened I'll add a packet or two of equal. It taste like an orange Julius! And it's only 60 calories!!!
  • sweetlyRN
    sweetlyRN Posts: 2
    @lesaDave.....This sounds great!!! What are the calories per cupcake?
  • mogriff1
    mogriff1 Posts: 325 Member
    We’ve all been there: hunger striking before the dinnertime clock, a sudden craving for something sweet, the need for a quick energy boost before working out.

    The solution? A small and satisfying snack that won’t tip that calorie count over the edge!

    The problem with snacking is when a quick nibble turns into enough calories to count as a meal, yet this list of healthy, low calorie treats is enough to please any palate.

    This list is filled with sizeable options that are enjoyable enough to devour guilt-free without any diet damage..and while most of these snacks pack a nutritious punch, a few are clearly set out to satisfy that sweet tooth (see #23!). But hey, at 100 calories or less, it’s worth the splurge!

    1. Mini PB&F: One fig Newton with 1 teaspoon peanut butter.
    2. Chocolate Banana: Half a frozen banana dipped in two squares of melted dark chocolate.
    3. Frozen grapes (any color): 1 cup (about 28 grapes), stuck in the freezer for 2+ hours.
    4. Honeyed Yogurt: ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt with a dash of cinnamon and 1 teaspoon honey.
    5. Spiced Orange: One orange— about the size of a tennis ball— sprinkled with cinnamon.
    6. Grilled Pineapple: 2 ¼-inch thick pineapple rounds (about 1 cup), grilled (or sautéed) for two minutes or until golden.
    7. Berries n’ Cream: 1 cup blueberries with 2 tablespoons whipped topping.
    8. Stuffed Figs: Two small dried figs with 1 tablespoon reduced-fat ricotta stuffed inside. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
    9. Oats n’ Berries: ⅓ cup rolled oats (cooked with water), topped with cinnamon and ¼ cup freshberries.
    10. Dark Chocolate: One block, or three squares.
    11. Nut-Stuffed Date: One Medjool Date filled with one teaspoon natural unsalted almond butter.
    12. Chocolate Milk: 6 ounces skim milk mixed with 2 teaspoons chocolate syrup.
    13. Cinnamon Applesauce: 1 cup unsweetened applesauce. Or, try this homemade version!
    14. Citrus-Berry Salad: 1 cup mixed berry salad (raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, and/or blackberries) tossed with one tablespoon fresh-squeezed orange juice.
    15. Maple-Pumpkin Yogurt: ½ cup non-fat regular yogurt (go Greek for extra protein!) with 2 tablespoons pumpkin puree and 1 teaspoon maple syrup… like this!
    16. Chocolate Pudding: One 4oz package. Try a fat/sugar free version or a homemade one!
    17. Chocolate Covered Strawberries: Five strawberries dipped in two squares melted dark chocolate.
    18. Tropical Juice Smoothie: ¼ cup pineapple juice, orange juice, and apple juice, blended with ice.
    19. Vanilla and Banana Smoothie: ½ cup sliced banana, ¼ cup nonfat vanilla yogurt, and a handful of ice blended until smooth.
    20. MYO Banana Chips: One sliced banana dipped in lemon juice and baked.
    21. Baked Apple: One tennis ball-sized apple, cored, filled with 1 teaspoon brown sugar and cinnamon, and baked until tender.
    22. Fruity Waffles: One 7-grain frozen waffle toasted and topped with ¼ cup fresh mixed berries.
    23. Skinny S’more: Two graham crackers with one roasted marshmallow and one small square dark chocolate.
    24. Cinnamon Graham Crackers & Peanut butter: Two graham cracker squares with 1 teaspoon peanut butter and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
    25. Cereal and Milk: ½ cup rice krispies with ½ cup skim milk.
    26. Milk n’ Cookies: Five animal crackers with ½ cup skim milk.
    27. Warm Spiced Cider: 6 ounces apple cider with sprinkles of cinnamon and nutmeg, warmed.
    28. Citrus Sherbet: ½ cup lime sherbet (about one standard-sized ice-cream scoop) with ½ sliced kiwi.
    29. Café Latte: 8 ounces steamed skim milk with 1 shot espresso.
    30. Jelly Beans: 25 of ‘em! Although we don’t recommend these.
    31. Marshmallow Pear: ½ pear diced and topped with 1 tablespoon marshmallow fluff.
    32. Protein Shake: One scoop protein powder with 8 ounces water (choose from tasty powder flavors like cookies n’ cream and chocolate peanut butter!).
    33. M.Y.O. Popsicle: 8 ounces lemonade frozen in an ice pop mold, or use a small paper cup as a mold.
    34. Apple Chips: Munch on ¾ cup of kinds like these, or use this recipe!
    35. Carrots n’ Hummus: About 10 baby carrots with 2 tablespoons hummus.
    36. Pistachios: A couple handfuls— about 25 nuts (Crackin’ them open will take more time and avoid grabbing 25 more).
    37. Cheese n’ Crackers: Five Kashi 7-grain crackers with 1 stick reduced-fat string cheese.
    38. Dippy Egg: One over easy egg with ½ slice whole-wheat toast, sliced (to dip in yolk!).
    39. Cheesy Breaded Tomatoes: Two roasted plum tomatoes sliced and topped with 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
    40. Curried Sweet Potato: One medium sweet potato (about 5 inches long) cooked for six minutes in the microwave and mashed with 1 teaspoon curry, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper.
    41. “Cheesy” Popcorn: 2 cups air-popped popcorn with 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast— it’ll taste like real cheese!
    42. Guacamole stuffed Egg Whites: Halve a hardboiled egg, remove yolk, and stuff the empty space with 2 tablespoons guacamole (avocado, lime, cilantro and salt).
    43. Grilled Spinach and Feta Polenta: 3 oz polenta (about the size of a deck of cards) cooked with 1 ½ cups water and topped with 1 teaspoon feta cheese and a handful spinach.
    44. Soy Edamame: ¼ cup boiled Edamame with 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
    45. Dijon Pretzels: Two pretzel rods with 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard.
    46. Crunchy Curried Tuna Salad: ½ cup canned tuna with 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon chopped red onion, and two ribs celery (chopped).
    47. Greek Tomatoes: One tomato (about the size of a tennis ball) chopped and mixed with 1 tablespoon feta and a squeeze of lemon juice.
    48. Shrimp Cocktail: Eight medium sized shrimp boiled and served with 2 tablespoons classic cocktail sauce.
    49. Smoked Beef Jerky: About 1 ounce— look for low sodium versions!
    50. Cheddar and Tomato Soup: ½ cup tomato soup with 1 tablespoon shredded low-fat cheddar cheese.
    51. Kale Chips: ½ cup raw kale— stems removed— baked with 1 teaspoon olive oil at 400° until crisp.
    52. Sweet Potato Fries: One light-bulb sized sweet potato sliced, tossed with 1 teaspoon olive oil, and baked at 400° for 10 minutes.
    53. Cucumber Sandwich: ½ English muffin with 2 tablespoons cottage cheese and three slices of cucumber.
    54. Turkey Roll-Ups: Four slices smoked turkey rolled up and dipped in 2 teaspoons honey mustard.
    55. Mixed Olives: About 8 olives.
    56. Antipasto Plate: One Pepperocini, a ½ inch cube of cheddar cheese, one slice pepperoni, and one olive.
    57. Pumpkin Seeds: 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, sprayed with oil (just a spritz!) and baked at for 400° for 15 minutes or until brown. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
    58. Choco-Soy Nuts: 3 tablespoons soy nuts with 1 teaspoon cocoa nibs.
    59. Wasabi Peas: About ⅓ cup of these green treats.
    60. Balsamic Veggies: 3 cups raw peppers (any color!) dipped in 2 tablespoons balsamic reduction.
    61. Cheesy Roasted Asparagus: Four spears (spritzed with olive-oil spray) and topped with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, baked for 10 minutes at 400°.
    62. Cucumber salad: One large cucumber (sliced) with 2 tablespoons chopped red onion and 2 tablespoons apple-cider vinegar.
    63. Spinach and Feta Egg-White Scramble: Three egg whites scrambled and mixed with ½ cup rawspinach and 1 tbsp feta cheese. Cook in frying pan or zap in microwave until egg whites are no longer runny (about 1-2 minutes).
    64. Crunchy Kale Salad: 1 cup kale leaves chopped with 1 teaspoon honey and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
    65. Chick Pea Salad: ¼ chickpeas with 1 tablespoon sliced scallions, a squeeze of lemon juice, and ¼ cup diced tomatoes.
    66. Grilled Garlic Corn on the Cob: One small-sized ear brushed with 1 teaspoon sautéed minced garlic and 1 teaspoon olive oil, grilled until tender.
    67. Pretzels & Cream Cheese: 15 mini pretzel sticks with 2 tablespoons fat-free cream cheese.
    68. Bacon Brussels Salad: Seven brussel spouts thinly sliced and mixed with one piece lean bacon, chopped.
    69. Rosemary Potatoes: ⅓ cup thinly sliced potato tossed with 1 teaspoons olive oil and a teaspoon of chopped rosemary.
    70. Spicy Black Beans: ¼ cup black beans with 1 tablespoon salsa and 1 tablespoon non-fat Greek yogurt.
    71. Caprese Salad: 1 ounce (hockey puck sized) of fresh mozzarella with ½ cup cherry tomatoes and 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar.
    72. Goldfish: About 40 fishies…try the cheddar kind!
    73. Chips n’ Salsa: 10 baked tortilla chips with ¼ cup salsa.
    74. Mini Ham Sandwich: Two slices honey-baked ham with 2 teaspoons honey mustard rolled in a lettuce leaf.
    75. Lox Bagel: ½ whole-wheat mini bagel with two thin slices of lox.
    76. Chocolate Trail Mix: Eight almonds, four chocolate chips, and 1 tablespoon raisins.
    77. Apples and Cheese: 1 non-fat mozzarella cheese stick with half of a baseball-sized apple (any variety), sliced.
    78. PB & Celery: 1 medium celery stalk with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
    79. Cottage Cheese Melon Boat: 1 cup melon balls with ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese.
    80. Carrot and Raisin Salad: 1 cup shaved carrots with 2 tablespoons raisins and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar.
    81. Tropical Cottage Cheese: ½ cup non-fat cottage cheese with ½ cup fresh mango and pineapple, chopped.
    82. Blue-Cheese Stuffed Apricots: Three dried apricots with 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese.
    83. Rice Cake and Almond Butter: One rice cake (try brown rice!) with 2 teaspoons almond butter.
    84. Sweet n’ Spicy Pecans: Five pecans roasted with 2 teaspoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
    85. Apples n’ Peanut Butter: ½ an apple, sliced and dipped in 1 teaspoon natural peanut butter.
    86. Chocolate Hazelnut Crackers: Four wheat thins dipped in 1 teaspoon Nutella (or other hazelnut spread).
    87. Strawberry Salad: 1 cup raw spinach with ½ cup sliced strawberries and 1 tablespoon balsamic.
    88. Cacao-Roasted Almonds: Pop in eight almonds like these

    I hope this helps some of you get past those cravings without blowing your calorie count!



    I just read this on another message board....some are not sweet treats, but great ideas nonetheless!
  • LesaDave
    LesaDave Posts: 1,480 Member
    Whenever you want a personal cupcake:

    3 tablespoons from the mixed cakes
    2 tablespoons water
    1 minute in the microwave
    (Notice why it is called 3 - 2 - 1?)

    You can even add fat-free cool whip if you want.

    (and if I want my own personal CAKE...I make it a 6 - 4 - 1 instead. AN ENTIRE 'CAKE' for me!! SHHHHH)
    If I'm making a 3-2-1, I put it in a cup.
    If I'm making a 6-4-1, I put it in a bowl
  • http://www.yoomoo.com/ - The Devilmoo helps with chocolate cravings!
    No added sugar Jelly is great for something sweet.
    Ryvita Fruit Crunch is also great,especially if you like a sweet biscuit with a cuppa.
    Turkish delight and also Jaffa Cakes are low in fat,but don't go to mad with these.

    Hope this helps.
  • kaye300
    kaye300 Posts: 29 Member
    The Fiber One Brownies are yummy and only 90 calories!
  • rainbownerdsgirl
    rainbownerdsgirl Posts: 14 Member
    fudsicles are 60 calories, I just found this out Yay
  • SirBen81
    SirBen81 Posts: 396 Member
    Carmelized anchovies. Sweet, cheap, bite sized, lasts for 17 days in fridge, and loaded with protein.

    Find dried anchovies at your local asian market.
  • beelive
    beelive Posts: 5 Member
    Eat Salmon....it has really helped me to curve cravings for sweets.