Even if you're trying to lose a few pounds or stick to your health kick, I don't recommend ever giving up the foods you love. Moderation works for me (most of the time), but when I can't hold myself back from devouring more than just a few tasty bites, I try to make or find healthier alternatives. Here are some of my favorites. If you have healthy alternatives to the foods you crave, please share them in the comment section below.
|Craving This?||Try this Instead|
|Ice cream||Frozen yogurt, soy ice cream, or chocolate sorbet|
|Candy bar (Snickers, Kit Kat)||A piece of dark chocolate with a handful of almonds|
|Pizza||Choose ones made with thin crust (for less carbs) or make your own using lowfat cheese and grilled veggies. Or try a pizza salad.|
|Chewy candy (skittles, sour patch kids)||Dried Fruit or trail mix|
|Peanut butter cookie||Peanut butter on a whole grain cracker, topped with a drizzle of honey|
|Chocolate mousse or fudge||Make your own chocolate pudding with nonfat milk|
|Apple pie||Baked apple|
|Banana cream pie||Halve a banana lengthwise and top with 1 tbsp chocolate chips|
|French Fries with ketchup||Bake or grill regular or sweet potatoes instead, and flavor with fresh rosemary|
Do you have a healthy alternative you rely on when craving something crazy? Share it in the comments section below.