A Dozen Ways to Quell Your Sweet Tooth

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Quell Your 3 p.m. Sweet Tooth

It's 3 p.m and you're craving something sweet. There's a box of doughnuts in the office kitchen, and a bag of cookies in the pantry. What do you do? How can you satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard on fat and calories? Try one of these dozen sweet treats instead!

Note: Slideshow photos are for illustration purposes only and do not represent accurate portion sizes.

Berry Nutty

Mix 2 Tbsp pistachios with 2 Tbsp dried cranberries.
178 calories, 7.4 g fat

S-marvelous Smore

Break 1 sheet of graham crackers in half. Top with 1 jumbo marshmallow and 1 dark chocolate kiss. Heat in microwave for a few seconds until melted and gooey.
110 calories, 1.4 g fat

An Old Favorite

Toast 1 slice whole-wheat bread. Spread on 1 Tbsp peanut butter and 1 Tbsp all-fruit spread.
236 calories, 9 g fat


Slice 1 medium banana down the middle and fill with 1 Tbsp cashew butter (or other nut butter, such as peanut butter). Dust with cinnamon.
204 calories, 8.5 g fat

Milk and Cookies

Dunk 2 fig cookies in 1 cup skim milk.
185 calories, .5 g fat

I Scream, You Scream

Plop 1/2 cup low-fat ice cream into 1 wafer cone.
127 calories, 3.5 g fat

Sweet and Salty

Alternate eating 4 dark chocolate Kisses and 1 ounce whole-wheat pretzels.
210 calories, 6.6 g fat

Land of Milk and Honey

Swirl 1 Tbsp honey into 1/2 cup fat-free Greek yogurt.
164 calories, no fat

Fro-Yo Sundae

Place 1/2 cup frozen yogurt in a bowl. Top with 1/4 cup raspberries and drizzle on 1 Tbsp sugar-free chocolate sauce.
145 calories, 4.3 g fat

Grape Nuts

Mix 1/2 cup fresh grapes and 1 ounce walnuts.
235 calories, 19 g fat

Frozen Treat

Nibble on 1 frozen 100% fruit bar (with no sugar added).
90 calories, no fat

Berries 'n Cream

Top 1/2 cup fat-free vanilla pudding with 1/4 cup fresh (or frozen and thawed) strawberries.
145 calories, 1/2 g fat

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5/3/2013 7:51:58 AM

Sometimes I like an apple cinnamon rice cake spread with a tablespoon of peanut butter and chocolate chips sprinkled on top.


5/3/2013 5:29:26 AM

i wish sparkpeople would lay off recommending synthetic sweeteners and fat-free boxed foods as 'healthy.'


5/3/2013 3:27:20 AM

I wish I could find foods like fat free yogurt ice cream and the fat free vanilla pudding even tesco do not have them


4/9/2013 12:31:28 AM

Thanks for this article -- sometimes I just want something sweet!


3/29/2013 2:45:44 PM

BCARTER235's SparkPage
All of these sound great!! A great switch from strawberry yogurt all the time. Thanks


1/24/2013 10:58:11 PM

BORNTOWIN9's SparkPage
whole wheat toast topped with applesauce topped with sliced almonds drizzled with honey sprinkled with cinnamon! Yummy!


1/24/2013 9:57:48 PM

Sounds great!!!


1/24/2013 9:45:34 PM

They all look delicious.....glad to have choices!


1/24/2013 8:29:21 PM

SMWILLIAMS29102's SparkPage


1/24/2013 7:15:45 PM

MSROZZIE's SparkPage
Super Great Snack Ideas! YUMMY!


1/24/2013 7:12:50 PM



1/24/2013 6:14:46 PM

KJM19561's SparkPage
Thanks for the yummy ideas!


1/24/2013 5:25:48 PM

HOLLY_G's SparkPage
I love these suggestions.


1/24/2013 5:08:53 PM

I munched on a Cranberry Almond Oatmeal cookie - 64 calories, while I read this.


1/24/2013 3:46:47 PM

SBDAVIS2's SparkPage
Yum, NOW I'm hungry!

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