Whether you have an insatiable sweet tooth or simply enjoy treating yourself and your family to the sweeter things in life, we get that finding the right balance can be hard these days!
With SO many junk food options so readily available to us, it has become way too easy to compromise healthy eating values for a quick and easy fix.
As finding the right balance is unquestionably important, we are dishing out our hottest tips to help you make the most of giving in to your sweet tooth in a way that will also benefit your health, a win-win for everyone if you ask us!
Incorporate the food groups!
Name a better combo than nutritious ingredients and your favourite sweet treats. We don’t know about you but we can’t! According to dietician Caryn Kave, incorporating the food groups into your favourite sweet snacks can actually contribute to an incredibly wholesome diet!
How does this look practically? Well, we’re glad you asked! Caryn specifically recommends healthy treats like fruits, loaves, smoothies and slices just to name a few, which can help contribute to our recommended daily intake of the food groups.
Here are some delightful recipes that we’ve prepared and are super easy to follow (so you don’t need to be a wizard in the kitchen to nail these delicious treats!).
Savour the Moment
So you’ve made the decision to eat the treat and there's no going back, what now? Savour the moment. Yep, every single bite. Doing this can actually give you enormous health benefits just by… chewing slowly!
Healthline reveals that slowly enjoying each individual bite can really increase the joy of eating, help you feel calm, improve your digestion and it can also help your body absorb nutrients better as well! Who would have guessed?
Swap Processed for Natural
Want to know one of the easiest ways to pack natural whole foods into your diet while simultaneously satisfying your sweet-tooth cravings? Take advantage of the natural products right under your nose and transform them into your favourite desserts!
Here are some awesome ideas that can get you started!
Do you have a grand love for ice cream? Make banana pops! All you need is to…
- Freeze a banana (or 5) onto a skewer
- Once frozen, dip the banana into your favourite melted chocolate, cover with chopped nuts then place back into the freezer
- Now for the best step, devour the banana pops once the chocolate has hardened!
When you bite into these banana pops, the frozen banana will have a creamy texture while the layer of chocolate and nuts will be crunchy, melting with every bite! Try it, you can thank us later!
Stuffed 'Snicker' Medjool Dates
Have a passion for chocolate bars? Then you have got to try stuffed ‘snicker’ Medjool dates! With minimal ingredients, effort and maximum nutritional benefits, these gooey bite-sized treats are the perfect 3 pm pick me up! Here’s everything you need:
- Cut your Medjool dates open and remove the pits
- Stuff the dates with your favourite nut butter
- Optional: Drizzle melted chocolate over the dates
- Sprinkle crushed nuts, coconut and any other desired toppings (like coconut flakes!) over the dates
- Refrigerate until the layers of chocolate and nut butter has become hardened
Gooey and caramel-like, stuffed dates are perfect to prepare in bulk and snack on throughout the week!
Try our DIY Snack Mixes!
Here at Funch, our products include essential food groups like carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Our delectable DIY Snack Mixes can be transformed into decadent desserts that you won’t be able to get enough of!
“It’s hard to stop at just one or two!”
“Can’t stop eating them”
“Full of amazing flavours”
“Delicious choccy hit with the health benefits”
These are just a handful of our customer testimonials on our DIY Snack Mixes. The main consensus is that our Snack Mixes are super quick and easy to make, taste phenomenal and are jam-packed with incredible health benefits!
We recommend the DIY Mix Explorer Bundle which offers 6 mouth-watering vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free flavours from choccy chia to salted caramel. These mixes can be transformed into protein balls, bliss balls and slices which are more than perfect for school lunches, snacks on the go and of course any other time you need a little pick-me-up!
So there you have it! You can have your cake and eat it too, of course, minus the guilt!
📸 By Faith Wallace