Individually-wrapped healthy snacks, healthy prepackaged snacks for adults, and general foods that are helpful to buy in single-servings!Read More
I get this question a LOT.
The truth is, while dark chocolate may have more health benefits, those health benefits won't matter if you eat an entire bar of it, when what would really satisfy you would be 1 piece of milk chocolate.
So my answer to this question typically is: whatever chocolate you love the most.
For me, for example, I love milk chocolate. So that's what I buy, and I can easily stop myself at one piece, because I'm so satisfied with how it tastes, and its mouthfeel (how it feels in my mouth).
HOWEVER! It's also true, that if you like a number of different types of chocolates, it may be better for you to choose one you like a little bit less, if that helps you stick with a controlled portion size, like one or two squares.
Regardless, I do generally think that buying single-serving desserts is best. This can be individually-wrapped Hershey's kisses, Ghirardelli squares, 100-calorie "mini" chocolate bars from Trader Joe's, etc. Truly, whatever works for you, works for YOU!
With anything, I always try myself to buy pre-packaged portion controlled foods, or make my own small baggies (to save on excess packaging). I recommend clients do this as well, and to do this in my program!
I get a lot of questions on how to satisfy sweet cravings. Believe me, I hear you. I have, and have always had, a HUGE sweet tooth. Some research does show that just waiting 15 minutes can diminish a sweet craving – so find some activities to distract yourself! I like to go onto Pinterest to look at inspirational organization equipment for my apartment :) or talk call my best friends to catch up for a few minutes. What are your favorite distraction activities?? Leave me a comment below!
However (!) once in a while the craving does not go away. Sometimes all I need is a little bite of chocolate, but with the summer months coming up, I crave something cool and refreshing.
Instead of ice cream, try these easy-peasy bite-sized (and portion controlled) ice cube “pops” made with skyr or Greek yogurt. Note to the wise: be sure to use a high fat yogurt – which freezes much better than a low fat or non-fat version!
5 minute prep each || Makes 12 servings
1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
NOTE: frozen berries work too – as a cheaper alternative!
3 single-serving containers berry whole milk (4% milkfat) skyr or yogurt - choose a yogurt with less than 15 m sugar per serving
Scoop mixture evenly into ice cube tray
Put 1 toothpick in each cube before freezing
This post was originally sponsored by siggi’s. As always, all opinions are my own.