Slimdown Healthy Snacks and Desserts

Healthy Summertime Snacks and Desserts for Weight Loss

Slimdown Healthy Snacks and Desserts

Summertime is around the corner, and the best way to slim down for summertime is by eating healthy snacks and desserts. Not all weight loss programs give you the option for lots of snacking and desserts, but if we just start to be more mindful of our snacking and dessert indulgences, slimming down will become much easier.

Most of the time when we are searching for a snack we grab things that are easy and fast. The same thing can happen when searching for desserts. It may be that we don't have the time to make healthier options or simply not sure what those healthier options may be. But you may find that creating healthy snacks and desserts is easier than you think.

Just because something is homemade doesn't automatically ensure it’s healthy or that it’s going to fit into a weight loss program. But if you stick to simplicity, like using simple ingredients that are whole foods and also manage your portion control with some of our recipe suggestions, you may easily slim down for the summertime.

Our Acai Berry Bowl options are a great place to start. They are considered healthy snacks and desserts, or even a healthy breakfast. The acai berry is a superfood due to their high levels of nutrition, and the combination of ingredients in these acai berry bowls all come with a nutritional punch. These are not just healthy snacks and desserts, but they are also easy tasty dessert recipes. Both the Acai Berry Bowl and Tropical Acai Berry Bowl have almond milk and banana as a part of the base. Some of the nutrients include potassium, protein, healthy fats, vitamin A, and an array of antioxidants that help the body to protect the cells from damage by free radicals. In addition to the abundance of nutrition in the base of the bowl, the toppings also have so much to offer. Again, more potassium from the bananas, tons of antioxidants and vitamins in the strawberries and blueberries, as well as the Blueberry Coconut Gluten Free Granola. Blueberries are not only good for the nervous system, but they are also good for brain health.

It is absolutely a myth that chocolate is bad for you or that it is fattening. What makes chocolate not so healthy is when it is processed and includes dairy and sugars. We have some chocolate recipes that are raw and perfect healthy snacks and desserts. In fact, by using cacao, which is what we use in many of our healthy snacks and dessert recipes, you are incorporating a superfood into your diet. Cacao is considered a superfood because of its high density of essential nutrients. It is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols, which are a flavonoid and also have both soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, protein and small amounts of caffeine that are both stimulants and anti-depressants. Cacao is rich in minerals like calcium, zinc, copper, magnesium, manganese, iron, potassium, and vitamins like B1, B2, B3, B5, B9, C, A, E, and pantothenic acid.

Some of the healthy snacks and desserts we offer are made with cacao and are also relatively easy to make. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that are easy, tasty dessert recipes that include cacao.

Healthy snacks and desserts can come in all forms. If you are a donut lover, of course, your traditional donuts would not be part of a weight loss program. However, you will just love our recipe for Nutty RAW Donut Holes. These are healthy snacks and desserts and are perfect if you are on the go. They are ideal as a snack before a workout or a hike, or even a nice snack for a long day out at the beach or running around. If you are following a weight loss program, these easy tasty dessert recipes could be the ideal dessert or maybe even breakfast. It is also another healthy recipe that is nutrient dense because it calls for coconut and Walnuts. The sweetener is raw agave which is a much better choice over sugar any day. Just be sure to not eat too many of these Nutty RAW Donut Holes if you are following a weight loss program, unless you plan to burn the calories off.

Fruit and nuts are always reliable for healthy snacks and desserts. Our Papaya Coconut Breakfast Treats can be eaten for breakfast, but are also a filling snack or a perfect summertime dessert. The fresh papaya will not only satisfy a sweet tooth, but the topping will leave you feeling full and satisfied, which is ideal when following any weight loss program.

Almost everyone loves cheesecake, but let’s face it, the traditional cheesecake recipes are not very healthy as they are full of sugars and saturated fats. We have a great alternative that you could enjoy as healthy snacks or desserts. Our recipe for Raw Cheesecake Bites is made of only the good stuff. The cheese replacement is mostly cashews and various coconut sources. The crust is a combination of walnuts and dates, which is not only gluten free but also nutrient dense. These cheesecake bites are sure to not only leave a big smile on your face but your sweet tooth will be satisfied, and you may even prefer them over a traditional cheesecake. It's quite unbelievable that you can use cashews with the right combination of ingredients to replace cheesecake, and that it also leaves you feeling light but full. Cashews are packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These include vitamins E, K, and B6, as well as minerals which are important for maintaining good body function.

The things that go into slimdown healthy snacks and desserts are easy tasty dessert recipes. The ones that we have suggested use nuts, which in most cases replace dairy products as well as crusts. Replacing the saturated fats with unsaturated fats and nutrients leave you full and you do not feel like you’re missing out on anything. In fact, in many cases the ingredients support the body to thrive, making it easier on you digestive system as well as the other systems in the body. Even when following a weight loss program you will find that you can substitute the traditional snacks and desserts that leave you feeling empty and guilty. Rest assured, the sugars in our recipes are low and all of them use natural sugars instead of granulated processed sugar.

If you are looking to slim down for the summer or for any reason, rather than suffering and following yo-yo diets that don't work and leave you craving more of all the things that pack the weight on, we encourage you to try something new and different. These easy tasty dessert recipes are sure to make a difference not only in how you feel, but also make a difference on your scale. This is good news, friends! Pick a couple of your favorites and give them a try! We believe you’ll be so excited about these new recipes, and so will your family and friends.

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