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Sweet Craving Suggestions

I am looking for some different ideas (healthy and lowfat) to fulfill that sweet tooth. Especially that time of the month , chocolate cravings are the worse. I am wondering about Pria or Slim Fast Bars etc. I have tried some really nasty ones in the past. Any suggestions?

Tue. Mar 14, 5:02pm

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Luna bars are very tasty for only 170 calories, with protein, fiber and low sugar, plus vitamins, calcium, etc. Tons of flavors, from Key Lime Pie to Chocolate Covered Cherry to Iced Oatmeal Cookie. I love them all! It's real chocolate, so it satisfies the cravings. I could go for one right now...

Hershey's syrup is a less-healthful way to go. I drizzle a spoonful on apples and strawberries (50 cal in 1 T.)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 5:17 PM

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Angel food cake is really good for sweet cravings. It is very sweet, and a small piece is about 100 calories with no fat.

Lite cool whip is good for sweet cravings - if you put it in the freezer it kind of tastes like ice cream. For chocolate cravings, I eat sugar free fat free chocolate pudding, sometimes with lite cool whip or even a few peanuts.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 5:56 PM

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kind of gross

but I eat marshmallow fluff straight from the conatiner- super sweet and low cal (60 cal per T). I also do the Hershey's syrup thing, good for chocolate fixes.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 6:00 PM

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Slim Fast snack bars taste like real candy bars. Very good. Weight Watchers has great frozen desserts too.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 6:02 PM

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Someone in my group gave me this suggestion, so the credit goes to her! She suggested hard candies. So I bought sugar free Lifesaver Butter Toffee candies. When I want to reach for another cookie, I pop one in. They taste really good and you can have 5 of them for 45 calories. Or, I eat sugar free jello. Only 10 calories a serving!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 6:17 PM

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Kashi GoLean bars are amazing. i am addicted to the caramel chocolate ones. They sell them at CVS. 140 caloires... amazing! Run, don't walk!

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 10:12 PM

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Several things I use are:

Slim fast peanut butter crunch snack bars (the rest are gross, but these are good)
Droste Cocao made hot w/Spleda and skim milk (100 cal if made according to instructions)
SF pudding w/berries or light whipped cream
Yoplat light yogurt w/berries
2 triangles of the bittersweet Toblerone

When I am REALLY in the mood for something quite special: Chocolate-covered strawberries - I use 2 Tbsp of Ghirardelli bittersweet choc chips (140) and they cover 5 avg strawberries (35). These are not the jumbo ones you see in sweet shops. They are about 2 or 3 bites each. You can make less if you want but eating 5 will take care of just about any craving. Plus you can't just mindlessly cram them in your mouth - they require time and savoring! I make a little occasion out of it.

Instructions: I melt the chocolate in a double boiler (although there are microwave instructions) and stick a toothpick in the green end of the strawberry. Then, holding the toothpick, I swirl the strawberry in the chocolate and poke the end of the toothpick that I was holding onto into a piece of styrofoam so the strawberry is poking up in the air. Hardens perfectly and no mess. I usually end up 'frosting' the last one with a small spatulla.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 11:49 PM

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What I eat

*Quaker Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip granola bar -110 calories

*I like the Pria Carb Select PB bar (170 cal) and the Pria chocolate mint (110 cal) that one tastes like a Girl Scout Thin MInt. Most energy bars are inedible. I take one bite and spit them out b/c they taste so fake. Pria bar does not take as good as the Slim Fast bars (there's one that taste like Butterfinger) but it's decent and has 10G of protein.

*14 dark chocolate covered espresso beans from Starbucks -100 calories
The flavor is strong so I tend to stop at 14, 1/2 the serving, quite easily.

*1 cup frozen mixed berries ( I buy them at Costco), defrosted, with 1/2 cup NF vanilla yogurt with 1/4 cup granola. I eat this for breakfast or dessert.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006, 11:55 PM

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I have a little piece of really good dark chocolate almost every day. It keeps my craving in check.
Another option is light hot choclate - sweet, chocolatey, comforting, and only 45 calories!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 6:30 AM

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My mom actually made this for me and it is delicious. Take a bowl of fat free Cool Whip and add blueberries and cut up strawberries. If you want that chocolate fix dribble on some Low Fat chocolate syrup. This little sweet salad is delicious and healthy for you. I felt like a kid again!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 9:04 AM

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