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Satisfying Sweets?
eating healthy chemicals preservatives sweet cravings dessert ideas
1/2/13 6:34 PM
I have a horrible sweet tooth, but since I am starting this journey on P90X, I have gotten all the sweets out of my house. I just know I am not going to make it long if I don't come up with some health-ish sweet things I can enjoy.

I eat fruit all day long, so I won't really want fruit after dinner. That is my down time, when I am relaxing and I am looking for something sweet. I used to go for 100 calorie packs, but I'm trying to limit the amount of chemicals that I have in my nutrition. I want to go as natural as possible. I was thinking of some dark chocolate (as natural and not preservative packed as possible.)

Anyone have any good ideas out there? I would love some good suggestions, so I don't just go off the wagon and eat bad things. I want to stay on track and be happy doing it.
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1/3/13 8:49 AM as a reply to misscrf.
You could check out the skinny cow line of products for when you really need something or my wife and I will have some "Unreal" products every now and again. I would check out the unreal, they are great and not all the bad. It is ok to give in every once in a while, doing so will keep you on track more than just giving it up cold turkey.

Justin
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1/3/13 9:05 AM as a reply to misscrf.
I have found that allowing myself little things here and there keeps me on the straight and narrow and not falling off the wagon entirely. Just plan and account for it in your calories. Occassionally I'll have little bite size candies (like the Tootsie Rolls, Milky Way, Snickers bites). You just can't eat a bunch of them at once! emoticon

I have a motivation and discussion thread going here if you are interested in having a great way to keep you on track while reaching your fitness goals:

Take the Road Less Traveled

In my opinion, as you first start, it is best to modify your diet gradually so that it doesn't overwhelm you. Eventually you want this to be a lifestyle change rather than the short term 'diet' approach. I finished P90X last month and I'm currently working through P90X2. So far I've cut 25 pounds of me that didn't need to be!

Good luck!
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1/3/13 10:57 AM as a reply to misscrf.
Honestly, I SUPER love chocolate. It's pretty bad. What I've found that really helps is to have a chocolate whey protein (or chocolate shakeology) frosty. Almond milk, frozen banana, 1/2 scoop protein/shakeology, little vanilla and a tablespoon of cocoa. Am I tempted. This has really helped me alot. Good Luck. Diet changes are so hard.
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1/3/13 12:06 PM as a reply to misscrf.
Hey!! Someone above mentioned this...account for a little treat out of your calories each day. I am a huge Tosca Reno (eat clean diet) fan, and she did like you did and went all or nothing, but for a lot of us that just leads to a big ole binge. So, I also incorporate a little of Joy Bauer into my thought process of eating clean. Eat clean (no chemicals or processed foods) 90% of the day and save a few calories for after supper to have me a little treat of chocolate.

However, if you want to all clean and some chocolate =) Find you some great dark organic chocolate. I love RAW Sinless Chocolate. You can find it at Whole Foods. Also, without sounding like a coach selling something...chocolate shakeology is perfect for taking care of your chocolate fix =)

Have you read Tosca's Eat Clean Diet Recharged?

Kim

misscrf:
I have a horrible sweet tooth, but since I am starting this journey on P90X, I have gotten all the sweets out of my house. I just know I am not going to make it long if I don't come up with some health-ish sweet things I can enjoy.

I eat fruit all day long, so I won't really want fruit after dinner. That is my down time, when I am relaxing and I am looking for something sweet. I used to go for 100 calorie packs, but I'm trying to limit the amount of chemicals that I have in my nutrition. I want to go as natural as possible. I was thinking of some dark chocolate (as natural and not preservative packed as possible.)

Anyone have any good ideas out there? I would love some good suggestions, so I don't just go off the wagon and eat bad things. I want to stay on track and be happy doing it.
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1/3/13 2:51 PM as a reply to KimSorey.
Thank you all for the responses and great support! I am definitely teetering between just going clean, and the fear that I will just force myself to get so pressured that I fall off the wagon big time. I have been cutting out all sweets this week, and while I haven't been perfect, I have cut WAY back from what I was doing for the past month.

Once issue I have, is that if I have the skinny cow or 100 calorie packs around, I have a hard time just having 1. I end up having to work at night, from home, and while I'm working late, I snack. It's a bad habit that I need to fix.

Just one of many!

I may have to give in and just have a not so great/not so bad alternative around, so that I have something but not too much around. I keep hearing about the shakeology. I may go that route, but I don't think I'm there yet. We shall see...

Thanks again!
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1/3/13 6:50 PM as a reply to misscrf.
I have to say, as I have been looking on pinterest for healthy snacks, I have been finding them! I am totally trying some of the recipes that I have found. Here are a few, in case you are interested:

http://healthyisalwaysbetter.tumblr.com/post/6583755120/lessthan300kcal-triple-chocolate-chunk-muffin

http://katinthekitch.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/nosugar-cookies/

http://www.fitsugar.com/Cinnamon-Quinoa-Bake-21799042

http://www.theyummylife.com/recipes/222/Banana+Cocoa+Refrigerator+Oatmeal

The oatmeal had a bunch of variations. Banana peanut butter, raspberry vanilla, apple cinnamon.

I think I may want to make a batch and then see how it goes. I would like the idea of heating up the oatmeal, but it says to eat it cold.

Lots of possibilities!
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1/3/13 8:26 PM as a reply to misscrf.
I love Pinterest =) Glad you found some good recipes =) Thanks for sharing!! I will say I tried the oatmeal, cocoa, banana thing :/ wasn't my favorite. Let me know if you like.

misscrf:
I have to say, as I have been looking on pinterest for healthy snacks, I have been finding them! I am totally trying some of the recipes that I have found. Here are a few, in case you are interested:

http://healthyisalwaysbetter.tumblr.com/post/6583755120/lessthan300kcal-triple-chocolate-chunk-muffin

http://katinthekitch.wordpress.com/2010/05/19/nosugar-cookies/

http://www.fitsugar.com/Cinnamon-Quinoa-Bake-21799042

http://www.theyummylife.com/recipes/222/Banana+Cocoa+Refrigerator+Oatmeal

The oatmeal had a bunch of variations. Banana peanut butter, raspberry vanilla, apple cinnamon.

I think I may want to make a batch and then see how it goes. I would like the idea of heating up the oatmeal, but it says to eat it cold.

Lots of possibilities!
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1/6/13 7:39 PM as a reply to misscrf.
Check out chocolatecoveredkatie.com - its my favorite healthy dessert blog, love it!
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1/8/13 11:41 AM as a reply to discojo.
Thanks! I have successfully stopped using preservative and chemical packed creamers. I have also gotten rid of all the splenda. Today, I tried almond milk, raw organic honey and cinnamon in my coffee. Not as sweet as I would like, but I was being careful not to use too much honey. I think I could have put in more milk, though.

I also bought some oats, so I am gathering the ingredients to make homemade oatmeal. I don't know if I want to do the jar idea, only because I like a hot breakfast, unless it is cereal.
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1/8/13 12:51 PM as a reply to misscrf.
We've been doing the same, and its taken years to get to where we are now. I used to use lots of creamer & sugar in my coffee and now I'm down to 1 T. of agave nectar and 4 T. of whole milk. I'll always need a little fat in my coffee from the "creamer", but I would like to lessen the agave.

Have you ever tried oat groats? (whole grain oat, only hull removed). Delicious! I use 1 T. of agave and 1/2 C. rice milk with a 1 C. serving. I cook a big batch in my rice cooker (with only water & a bit of salt) and keep it in the fridge, just warm up what I need in the morning.
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2/24/13 2:30 AM as a reply to misscrf.
wow, we have the same tastes, and we think alike. Would not it be a fun experience to prepare the milk chocolates and retro sweets at home?
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2/24/13 4:19 AM as a reply to misscrf.
I didn't read all the answers... but my healthy dessert idea (well, it's not completely clean, but it's better than most) comes from Hungry Girl. You can make a spice cake or brownie mix or a chocolate cake by adding only one can of pumpkin and stirring until smooth. Bake as recommended. No extra fat or calories and you get some fiber and vitamins... and you can't tell!!! Really!
Beth
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6/13/13 4:23 PM as a reply to misscrf.
I have the same problem. It can be really hard to control. I have the same problem with skinny cow items. I can't eat just one so I gave those up.

What I like to do is take the individual greek yogurt cups like the chobani brand and I mix it with a tablespoon of cocoa powder and that helps a lot. I usually will do the strawberry or raspberry flavors for this (or whatever you think chocolate would go good with). I also like the mini chobani bites or their flip yogurts. I sometimes freeze them and its almost like a frozen yogurt treat emoticon

I also don't deprive myself either of chocolate. I allow myself one small square of dark chocolate daily. I don't want to cut myself completely always from sweets and end up binging in the future.
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6/18/13 9:28 AM as a reply to misscrf.
What!? No one's mentioned Shakeology Balls? ;)

[Edited by CSBB5]I omit the coconut, do half flax seed and half wheat germ, and add a scoop of protein powder and a bit more peanut butter. Careful with these though - they're delicious, but around 173 calories each "bite."
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6/16/13 10:04 PM as a reply to misscrf.
Another great try are these honey bananas: http://thecrohnsjourneyfoundation.org/recipes/fried-honey-banana/

Enjoy!
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7/2/13 1:02 PM as a reply to misscrf.
I like the Cliff Crunch bars. They are delicious and come 2 in a pack so you can eat both in one sitting or just 1.
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7/4/13 1:15 AM as a reply to misscrf.
HI there, high five on going totally chemical free! I'm pushing through my 'sweet phase' right about the 15 of the month, it always always sets me back on my fat loss journey!(i think, it's got something to do with me turning 46) NOT THIS TIME!
DATES! I"m looking into recipes with dates/carrots/vanilla..
Coconuts raisins.. all natural, super sweet.. but taken only on "those days" LOL
BEST OF LUCK! oh.. and a sprinkle of dark chocolate..just a dash~ <3 let you know how it goes on the 19th! LOL
Becky~
check it out>> FullyRaw Carrot Cupcakes with Orange Vanilla Cream Frosting! on youtube, Krisina is totally awesome on raw foods/juicing~ WE CAN DO THIS!
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7/13/13 5:38 PM as a reply to misscrf.
Try almonds! I warm them up, then add a little cinnamon to them and sometimes I add tiny bit of honey! So good and cuts down on cravings!

I also cut up a banana, warm it in the microwave, then add some almond butter to it! You can also add Greek yogurt to it.

Healthy desserts! emoticon
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