Healthy Sweet Snacks That Satisfy Your Cravings Without a Sugar Crash

When you’re hankering for dessert but it’s 2 p.m. and you’re still trying to stay on track, reach for one of these sweet snacks. It’ll satisfy your craving without the forthcoming sugar crash.

3-Ingredient Fruit Roll-Ups

Homemade fruit leather is like the adult version of Fruit by the Foot. Fruit, honey, and lemon juice are the only ingredients and these have only about 20 calories per roll.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Popcorn

This snack is a little bit sweet and a little bit salty. Popcorn is a great snack because you can eat a large serving for a reasonable number of calories. A sprinkle of sea salt enhances the dark chocolate flavor.

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

At only 100 calories per serving, this bar is the perfect size for a snack. Oats, whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, and ground ginger create the crust, which is then filled with strawberries.

4-Ingredient Flourless Protein Brownies

Brownies feel more dessert-like than snack-like until you realize these are made with bananas, nut butter, and protein powder. They pack in 15 grams of protein and are gluten-free, Paleo, and vegan—plus no refined sugar.

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bites

Everyone knows Greek yogurt is a great high-protein snack. Make it a little more exciting by dipping apple chunks in cinnamon and honey-infused yogurt, then freezing into bite-size pieces.

Healthier Puppy Chow

This recipe will make even the biggest skeptics believe that puppy chow can be healthy. Dark chocolate chips provide antioxidants, and oats are blended into the powdered covering (instead of sugar).

Healthy Peanut Butter Mug Cake

Brown rice flour, a flax egg, and peanut butter create a cake that tastes great and is good for you too. Pro tip: Bring containers of the pre-measured wet and dry ingredients to work and cook these in the office microwave.

Clean Eating Almond Butter Fudge

The next time you’re at Trader Joe’s, throw a jar of almond butter into your cart to make this fudge. Eat with a piece of fruit for a complete snack.