What to eat instead of sweets?

1st January, 2017
Happy New Year!! What's a better beginning to the New Year than a healthy lifestyle post? This year is all about getting back into shape after pregnancy for me, which won't be happening until my princess is here in April! The first step is replacing my biggest and worst habit - sacking sweets, for snacking something much healthier which at the same time, can taste million times better.

Dried fruit.
This is a very valuable snack that delivers great taste and nutrients. Dried fruit are rich in fibre regulating bowel function, as well as vitamins and minerals. Dried plums and apricots are a perfect substitute sweets! However, remember that dried fruit have calories, so you should prevent consuming them in big portions.
  
Fresh fruit.
My favourite sweets replacement and at the same time vitamin bomb and tasty snack. The advantages of consuming fresh fruit are never ending that it is impossible to list them all. But certainly they will serve you much better than stuffed chocolates or a pack of biscuits! Nor do they provide empty calories, but minerals and fibre. The perfect fruit for a sweet lover would be pear, they are super sweet but contain low-calories. Another great thing about pears is that they ​​consist of 84% water and contain a lot of pectin: soluble fibre, which under the influence of water increases its volume and makes you feel full for longer.
 
Fruity yogurt.
Of course, the homemade one. Blending it with a teaspoon of honey, fruit, oatmeal will turn a plane yogurt into a delicious, healthy and sweet snack. Avoid buying ready fruit yogurts from shops and markets, as they are full of sugar, chemicals and the percentage of fruit in them is very low.
  
Oatmeal cookies.
Again, only homemade! Baking your own healthy cookies can be so much fun and you can involve others in it!! Adding dried fruit, nuts and honey to them is all you need, to make them taste better than any cookie you can possible find in the store!
    
Dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate contains a minimum of 70% cocoa. Dark chocolate slows down digestion process, makes you feel full quicker and produces separated serotonin (hormone of happiness), unfortunately this one isn't for me as I can not stand the taste of it.
  
  
What are your sweets replacements?
Do you like any of the ones I've listed above?
  
  

12 comments:

  1. Kerona Ledgister1 January 2017 at 20:22

    lovely post and happy new year!!!
    I replace sweets sometimes with fruit or something savory
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  2. Great tips, I really need to eat more fruit! x
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  3. Oh yum those cookies look awesome! :)

    I think fruit is a great choice - especially on a hot day fruit seems much more attractive! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you have a happy new year :)

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  4. I am facing a transitional time, trying to have healthier habits... I love dried fruit, so this is a great tip for me, to subtitute, instead of eating junk food! Happy 2017, I hope you have a fantastic year!
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  5. I agree, fruit on a hot day are better than anything, especially a watermelon straight out the fridge on a boiling day!! HEAVEN!! Happy New Year.
    xXx

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  6. We are both on the same page, I have been living a very healthy lifestyle until I got pregnant and all the snacking began lol. This year is all about detoxing and getting back into shape for me but not until my princes is here of course, so I have another 3 months of snacking ahead of me lol. Happy New Year.
    xXx

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  7. They look amazing! 😍

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  8. I can't complain as I'm a fruit freak I love themmm.
    Happy New Year!!

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  9. Ooh I like the oatmeal cookies and dark chocolate suggestions...

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  10. I'm glad you like it hun and oh no, dark chocolate I can not stand lol.. xXx

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