This is a list of Healthy alternatives to dessert that will oftentimes satisfy sugar, or dessert cravings..
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Ginger + Peppermint Tea
Caffeine Free tastes good unsweetened, or can be sweetened with honey, or stevia extract; or one can simply poor a little Grape, Orange, Cranberry, or Apple Juice in the tea as a sweetener, and / or for added flavor.
Roma Beverage Mix
Barley Drink which is caffeine free and tastes similar to coffee; it's ingredients are roasted barley, roasted malt barley, roasted chicory, and roasted rye. A DRINK MIX...simply mix the Roma Beverage Powder in hot water, and can drink unsweetened if one likes....FOR ADDED TASTE...add a little milk, and / or unsweetened creamer, and can drink unsweetened, OR can also add a dab of honey, or stevia extract, or a little bit of another sweetener; and this is a tasty way to help to halter, and satisfy heavier dessert cravings.
Tasty Mix when unsweetened Yogurt is stirred in with lowfat Milk, and it adds a becoming texture to the drink. Choose Yogurts with "live active cultures" and you get the good, and beneficial acidophilus bifidia that comes with yogurt, and encourages a healthy digestive process in the intestines...etc...This drink is beneficial to all who can drink Dairy. (some people are lactose intolerant, or may possibly have other autoimmune conditions that are intolerant to Dairy) FOR THOSE WHO LIKE DAIRY....MILK AND YOGURT are a good Carbohydrate source, a good whey protein source, and a good calcium source.
Banana, Unsweetened Yogurt, and Lowfat Milk mixed = my "Simple Smoothie". Simply Stir unsweetened yogurt into lowfat milk as in number 3 above on the list, and chop some banana, and add to the "Yogurt Milk", and you ge my "Simple Smoothie" (no blender necessar, just a sppon to dip, and to stir, and a butter knife to chop the banana) ANOTHER OPTION: Simply add Grape Juice, or another juice to the "Yogurt Milk", and you have an even more "Simple Smoothie" than chopping the banana...however, I like eating the banana by spoon mixed with the "Yogurt Milk".
Cinnamon Lemon Water
Simply add Cinnamon, and Lemon Juice to your bottled water, and it adds an interesting taste, and is alkaline which helps your body to have fewer cravings; AND cinnamon is commonly said to be good for insulin levels; good insulin levels also helps to guard agianst low energy sugar cravings. (The store bought lemon juice is fine, and convenient to use most often...certainly if one has the time...fresly squeezed lemons are better. If one likes they can take the time to make fresly sqeezed lemon juice by the gallon, and place the gallon in the refridgerator; HOWEVER, the store bought lemon juice serves a guestimation of 70 percent of what we are looking for in health value from fresh lemons.)
Raisins And Sunflower Seeds
Healthy Mix Raisins are often more prefered mixed with Sunflower Seeds or other nuts than to eat alone
Omega 3 acid similar to what we look for in Fish Oil, or Flax Seed oil as a health benefit.