The passing of Halloween ushers in a season of food and family time. With every good feast comes an assortment of sweets and deserts meant to serve as the perfect indulgence after a grand meal.
Here are three sweet treats that are a smarter choice you can enjoy with much less of a guilty conscience. They’re healthier, overall, for the body. And a healthy body and healthy heart go hand and hand.
York Peppermint Patties
With only 140 calories, 3g of fat and 0g of trans fat in each bight sized piece, York Peppermint Patties are great way to get your chocolate fix without surpassing – or greatly surpassing – your calorie intake goal. What more is that their minty centers tend to do a great job of stopping any additional cravings.
Chocolate cover fruit and fruit skewers
Fruit on its own can be a pretty great way to satisfy a sweet tooth, but drizzle a little bit of all natural melted dark chocolate on them and WOW! Strawberries, bananas and pineapples tend to be common favorites when dressed in chocolate, but why not try some on whatever your favorite fruit may be. Or you can cut up an assortment of fruit and make fruit skewers. For a frozen treat, try freezing some banana skewers first and then drizzling chocolate over them.
Rice Krispies Treats
They have less sugar than you might expect, especially when made fresh at home. You can even find recipes online to make them with brown rice puffs and brown rice syrup as the sweetener, which are better for controlling blood sugar levels. For an added taste, try drizzling a subtle amount of melted dark chocolate over these as well.
These are just the tip of the iceberg. You can find a wide variety of tasty treats online that will tantalize your appetite without causing you to start your new year off with regret over your desert choices.