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Outsmart Your Cravings with These Smarter Temptations

14 Recipes So Rich, You'll Swear They're Sinful!


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    Thank you for the alternatives!
  • Yummy! Now, if I could only have a cook!
  • Good suggestions
  • Always good - I love spark recipes that help with substitutes.
  • If you're wiling to portion out individual servings and stash them in the freezer, then any recipe will work for a craving fix. I personally don't like the taste of artificial sweeteners, but I can see where that helps some people. My Kryptonite is cheese popcorn. It's hard to put that into the freezer and if you manage to hide the portions, after awhile, they get stale. So, I only buy small individual bags once in a blue moon and eat it all in one setting.

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  • I'm afraid that any one of these would trigger cravings for me instead.
    For me it's low-carb for better health.
  • I also agree. Not every article on SparkPeople is for everyone. I find this one very useful. I do make time for such great recipes. It's all about priorities.
  • Dear Tublady
    I agree with you a 100%. I was glad to see the recipes,how helpful was that. There are some of us that need these substitutes, and I am grateful to see these.
  • You can't please all the people. Some of the comments here says that.
    Having lost an whole person, and having cravings, some of these choices are better than pigging out on a whole pan of brownies or cake.
    Many of us struggle with portion control. having a whole anything in the house is to tempting .
    I do try to limit fake foods. I would rather have a small, or two bites of something real than no fat, fake sugar, food. But thats not possible for many, so to make a one serving to satisfy a craving is good.
    I do believe you can overcome some cravings with doing others things. Take your mind off the craving. But it doesn't always work.
    I can have candy and ice cream in the house and only eat a few bites ever so often. End up tossing ice cream out, it gets old. Others can't do that. But i can't have a whole pizza, So I make little pizzas for one. That way i control the size, and what's on it. Everyone has to find what works for them.
    Don't knock the good intentions this article was trying to do in giving people choices.
  • Really? An article on how to fight cravings that has nothing but recipes? Don't you think this title is a bit misleading? I'm sure there are some great recipes, here, but how about some practical tips and suggestions on beating the craving and handling it when you don't have time to whip something up?
  • disappointed in this article...the first recipe i looked at was the mac and cheese, for which most of the reviewers said that the nutritional info was not correct. I would think that you would check each of these recipes, including the reviews, before you post them as suggestions/endorsements....
  • I looked at a few of the recipes, and all I saw was fat-free this and reduced-fat that and artificial sweeteners. I think it's healthier to eat real food and watch my portions.
  • Great article. I needed this. I saved it for the craving time.
  • where is the recipe for that luscious slice of chocolate cake that appears at head of the article????

    I don't see a recipe that corresponds to the photo.

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