If you find yourself craving something sweet in the middle of your workdays… girlfriend, this recipe roundup is for you!
Generally, when we crave something sweet, our bodies are looking for a boost in glucose (our primary energy source) which can typically be found in higher carbohydrate foods - like bread, baked goods, candy bars, fruits, granola bars and more.
But, if you’ve gone down this road before, you’ll know that diving into a purely sugary snack can leave you hitting that 3 o’clock wall - when your energy levels take an all-time dip and productivity goes out the window.
You need to make sure you’re balancing those sweets with enough protein and healthy fats to stabilize your blood sugar levels and keep that fuel working overtime for you.
And the great news is that you don’t have to ditch the sugar or “resist” your cravings to get there!
I’ve rounded up a list of my favourite “sweet” snack ideas that will help to satisfy your midday sugar cravings - while also providing you with the essential nutrients you need to keep going all day long. You'd never guess these snacks are packed with protein, good-for-you fats (like nuts and seeds), fresh berries and even include some surprising veggies - like carrots and sweet potatoes. (And they all taste damn delicious!)
Go ahead and indulge! These snacks are totally drool-worthy, and good for you too!
9 Sweet Snack Ideas To Kick Those Midday Cravings + Boost Energy Levels:
Chocolate PB + Coconut Energy Balls
Morning Glory Breakfast Muffins
* don’t be deceived - these muffins are more than just breakfast-worthy!