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7 Healthy Ways to Beat Your Candy Cravings

November 21st, 2013 Posted in Lifestyle

7-healthy-ways-beat-candy-cravingsYou know that candy’s bad for you, but sometimes a Snickers bar or a bag of Skittles is just calling your name. So what’s a girl to do when a craving hits? Simple: Instead of hitting the vending machine, reach for one of these nutrient-packed alternatives suggested by Brooke Alpert, R.D., founder of B Nutritious.

You’re Craving: Reese’s Cups

The Healthy Swap: 1 oz dark chocolate + 1/2 Tbsp peanut butter
about 250 calories

You’ll get lots of healthy antioxidants, some filling protein, and way less sugar.

You’re Craving: A Snickers Bar

The Healthy Swap: 1 oz raw almonds + 1 tsp hot cocoa powder
about 200 calories

The hot cocoa mix adds just enough sweetness to the almonds, which are packed with protein, fiber, and healthy fat.

You’re Craving: Junior Mints

The Healthy Swap: mint tea latte
about 60 calories

Add about half a cup of steamed 2 percent milk to your favorite minty brew for an afternoon pick-me-up that’s super low-cal and great for digestion.

You’re Craving: A Milky Way

The Healthy Swap: a DIY vanilla latte
about 60 calories

Skip the vanilla syrup, and instead make your latte with a half cup of 2 percent milk and a teaspoon of real vanilla extract. The result: a creamy treat with just a touch of sweetness.

You’re Craving: Skittles

The Healthy Swap: 1 cup frozen grapes
about 100 calories

This may not taste exactly like the rainbow, but it’s still sweet and crunchy-and it’s a whole lot better for you.

You’re Craving: Peanut M&Ms

The Healthy Swap: 1 oz dry roasted peanuts + 1 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
about 230 calories

Look for chocolate chips that are at least 65 percent cocoa. The more cocoa, the less fat and sugar and the more antioxidants!

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