Healthy Swaps for Sugary Foods
While the occasional sweet treat won't hurt, consuming high levels of sugary foods can be harmful. Fortunately, there are tons of healthy swaps to make when your sugar cravings hit. These easy-to-make recipes with store cupboard ingredients hit the spot every time!
Healthy Ice Cream
This healthy ice cream recipe (also known as nice cream) is smooth, creamy and satisfying, as well as being loaded with healthy vitamins and no added sugar!
All you need to do is freeze a couple of bananas, without peel and chopped into chunks. After a couple of hours, remove from the freezer and blend with unsweetened almond milk. Voilà!
Enjoy your ice cream alone, or experiment with different additions to recreate your favorite flavours. Here are some ideas:
- Frozen berries
- Dark chocolate chunks
- Peanut butter
- Vanilla extract
- Cocoa powder
Dark Chocolate Bark
Not your average chocolate bar, this super simple recipe contains magnesium, antioxidents, vitamin E, zinc and much more!
Start by chopping almonds and dried fruit into small pieces, then cover an oven tray with a sheet of baking paper. Mmelt dark chocolate (minimum 70%) in a bowl and then spread it over the baking sheet with 1/4 inch thickness. Sprinkle your toppings over the chocolate and then place in the fridge to harden. After an hour, remove from the break, break up the bark and enjoy your treat.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
A cookie craving can be hard to beat, but these energy balls can satisfy your craving in a healthy way. They're high in energy, making them the ideal pre-workout snack.
Blend rolled oats, peanut butter, cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks in a food processor until fully mixed. Roll into small balls (about 1 generous tablespoon per ball) and leave in the fridge to set.
At its core, popcorn is a healthy snack that's filling and high in antioxidents. However, the ready-made kind can be loaded with unhealthy trans fats, sugar and salt. The good news is, it's easy, cost-effective and healthy to make your own!
Simply heat up your pan and drop a few kernals before closing the lid. Once those kernals have popped, its time to add the rest and close the lid again. Your popcorn is ready once the popping slows to once every few seconds. At this point, take it off the heat and sprinkle it with some cinnamon, vanilla extract or a very small amount of butter and salt.