18 Quick and Easy Sweet Snacks to Try ASAPArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
Yes, you can still snack when you’re trying to shed extra pounds—in fact, you should. Research suggests snacking smart can help quell hunger, control your appetite and curb cravings, which can help keep your weight loss on track. Now here’s the best part: smart snacks can be chocolaty. They can be cakey, too—and maybe a little salty, and a whole lot of sweet.
That’s because the Nutrisystem snack menu features perfectly portioned versions of all of your favorite sweet treats, so you can crush cravings and satisfy a sweet tooth while sticking to your weight loss plan. Many of our sweet snacks will fill you up with fiber, while others pack in the protein. These treats are also ready-to-eat, so snack prep is quick and easy.
Here are 18 sweet snacks to try today:
1. Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic flavor, lots of crunch and loaded with sweet chocolaty morsels. All you need is a glass of low-fat milk for dunking to enjoy your childhood—and let’s be honest, adulthood—favorite. But different than the ones you probably ate as a kid, these chocolate chip cookies contain seven grams of protein and three grams of fiber. These cookies hit the spot without derailing your diet.
2. Carrot Cake Cupcake
A standard slice of bakery cake can set you back hundreds and hundreds of calories. This tasty delight is spiced like a carrot cake should be, made with real carrots, glazed with sweet cream cheese and weighs in at 130 calories. The cupcake comes frozen, so toss one in your bag in the morning so it thaws when afternoon cravings hit. Stock up your freezer with these tasty cupcakes for heathy sweet snacks all week long.
3. Shortbread Cookies
No need to wait for a celebration to enjoy these crunchy cookies. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and dig into a bag of these rich, buttery mini shortbread cookies that are kissed with sweet vanilla.
4. Chewy Peanut Bar
Consider this a slimmed down version of a candy bar favorite. A chewy peanut center beneath a creamy milk chocolate coating for a sweet snack that’ll taste like you’re cheating—but you’re absolutely not. One bar contains 220 calories, plus 10 grams of satisfying protein.
5. Chocolate Brownie Sundae
It’s a match made in dessert heaven! Chocolate ice cream is swirled with ribbons of fudge and chunks of brownies. This creates a cool and indulgent sundae that tastes like a diet dream. Plus, it’s a good source of protein and fiber.
6. Lemon Zest Cake
The flavor is light and lemony. The drizzle of icing is sweet. Best of all, this perfectly-portioned, made-for-one cake is 140 calories and a good source of protein. Add some fresh berries and a dollop of fat-free whipped topping for an extra dose of delicious. Who knew that healthy sweet snacks could be so delicious?
7. Peanut Butter Cookie
If peanut butter is your happy food, then this is the sweet snack for you. It’s soft yet chewy and full of nutty flavor and filling fiber. Plus, it provides five grams of protein to satisfy your belly while quelling a cookie craving.
8. Chocolate Flavored Pretzels
Salty meets sweet in this fan favorite. However, you can rest assured that this tasty combo won’t derail your diet. There are 140 calories in each package. Plus, these crunchy bites provide a good source of fiber.
9. Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
Our ice cream sandwich is a customer favorite for healthy sweet snacks on the go. Creamy vanilla ice cream plus two chocolaty wafers creates a perfectly refreshing snack for a warm and sunny day. Sink your teeth into this sweet sandwich without even one iota of guilt—it’s 130 calories.
10. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake
A classic cake is turned into a perfectly portioned treat! Ripe, red strawberries and a creamy whipped filling are the star of this bakery-style vanilla cupcake. It’s a good source of daily fiber and a smart after-dinner dessert.
11. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Moist and chewy, packed with plump raisins, plus a little bit of sweetness: that’s exactly what you want in an oatmeal raisin cookie. This version delivers it all without messing with your weight loss. It’s got four grams of fiber, five of protein and it’s 140 calories.
12. Chocolate Cupcake
Cake isn’t off limits on your weight loss plan! This tasty sweet snack is rich, chocolaty and completely guilt-free. It’s packed with whole grains, contains no artificial sweeteners and weighs in at 140 calories.
13. Orange Cream Bar
One bite of this refreshing popsicle will bring you right back to your summers as a kid. With 90 calories and one gram of fat, you can enjoy the creamy vanilla and orange swirl with the same innocence. Fill up your freezer with this ice cream bar so you always have healthy sweet snacks on hand.
14. Toffee Crunch Cookies
They may be mini in size but these buttery cookies pack in the flavor! They have five grams of fill-you-up fiber and protein in each pack for 140 calories.
15. Dark Chocolaty Sea Salt Nut Square
Perfect for when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up, this tasty snack contains three kinds of protein-packed nuts. Almonds, peanuts and walnuts are sprinkled in sea salt, while luscious dark chocolate coats the bottom of the square. This combo of salt and sweet will quell any craving.
16. Chocolaty Fudge Bar
Love chocolate treats when you need a little something sweet? Then this fudge bar is for you. Enjoy the flavor of rich chocolate flavored ice cream in every bite. One serving contains 80 calories and is a good source of protein and fiber.
17. Lemon Cooler Cookie
Pucker up lemon lovers: this nostalgic cookie provides all the zesty flavor you remember on the inside and is still dusted with powdered sugar outside—just like grandma used to make! However, this version fits into your weight loss plan! Now you can reminisce to your taste buds’ content.
18. Chocolaty Pretzel Bar
Chocolate and pretzels and caramel, oh my! You get this trifecta of sweet flavors in one very decadent bar. The best part: it’s 170 calories and a good source of protein. So enjoy each layer of flavor, guilt-free.