Nutrition

6 Guilt Free Snacks: A Guilt Free Way to Satisfy Your Cravings!

June 15, 2021

While most of us have a sweet tooth, we tend to lose control over the snacks we often crave such as peanut butter, chocolate, and bacon are all different choices we love to indulge in, but they're also three of the most popular cravings in Canada's. So let’s keep indulging in snacks but just healthier options! 

Here are 6 guilt free snacks you can try when you start to have cravings:


1. Peanut Butter Cookie Protein Bars

 If you're ever on the run but hungry for a snack, bake up a batch of these peanut butter bars to have on hand for any time of the day. 

Recipe Link: http://www.oneingredientchef.com/peanut-butter-protein-bars/


2. No bake peanut butter chia granola bars

A low-calorie snack with no baking necessary. A combination of nutritious ingredients like walnuts, quinoa, which are both high in protein and loaded with antioxidants, come together to form this perfectly chewy granola bar.

Recipe Link: https://www.wellplated.com/peanut-butter-chia-healthy-granola-bar-recipe/


3. Chocolate Fudge Zucchini Brownies

Although it's hard to imagine brownies made out of zucchini, it's possible. Getting a serving of vegetables through eating a brownie, who would have thought this day would come. And we're not complaining. These amazingly gooey, fudgy, chocolatey brownies have only 112 calories and a measly 1.2 grams of sugar.

Recipe Link: https://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/healthy-chocolate-fudge-zucchini-brownies/


Savory snacks:
4. Baked sweet potato fries

This vitamin A-rich snack is a healthy kid favourite, but there’s no reason you can’t also enjoy this Parenting recipe that swaps bad carbs for good ones: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Cut four sweet potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges, place flesh-side down on a roasting pan, then brush with a mixture of 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, turning once, for 20-25 minutes. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon kosher salt.

One serving of these Roasted Sweet Potato Fries contains only 200 calories!


5. Crispy Kale Chips

This unbelievable source of vitamins K, A, and C may become your new go-to late-afternoon snack. From Self: Place 1 large bunch raw kale leaves, stems removed, on a cookie sheet, then drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and a pinch of salt. Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until crispy, about 10 to 12 minutes. 

6. Edamame

A half-cup of boiled or steamed shelled young soybeans are rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants—and only 100 calories. Splitting the pods open to nibble on the beans helps you eat more mindfully, which can reduce overall calorie consumption.

Try switching out the bag of lays for some crispy kale chips. Eating healthy doesn't mean stripping you away from the foods you love, making healthier choices allows you to indulge without feeling guilty!

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