Having a sweet tooth as a carer while trying to stick to a diet  is the biggest nightmare that we can imagine! Getting timeless sweet cravings brings nothing but guilt after cheating on your diet. We understand that giving up your most beloved sweets is not an easy task. For that reason, we’re here to help you! You don’t have to say good-bye to your favorite desserts but instead, just modify them a little to get maximum health benefits.

Here are some candied yet healthy foods that you can eat whenever you get a sugar craving. 

Chocolate-dipped strawberries

Just dip fresh strawberries in melted dark chocolate and voila! They’re ready to eat. 

Yogurt parfait

You can add mixed fruits and juicy berries with yogurt as well as other toppings like granola and nuts to double the taste.


Just mix your favorite fruits with ice and yogurt. Your fresh and flavored smoothie is ready!

Low-fat Peanut butter and jelly sandwich

Peanut butter is the healthiest, as well as the tastiest spread you can eat with bread. By adding other jelly or berries will enhance its richness and fullness. 

Stuffed Baked apples

This deliciously sweet snack is very filling and will satisfy your cravings immediately. Stuff apples with ingredients you love, like nuts, oats, dark chocolate or low-fat peanut butter, put them in the oven, bake for a couple of minutes, and they are ready to eat. 

One-ingredient banana ice cream

Homemade one ingredient banana ice cream is super easy and tasty. Just put some bananas into your freezer and make a puree of them. After that, freeze them again, and they’re ready to eat like they were bought straight from an ice cream parlor. 

Moreover, you can try these palatable and appetizing snacks too without considering yourself a food criminal!

● Almond date truffles;

● Peanut butter and chocolate pretzels;

● Blueberry muffins;

● Chocolate milk ;

● Pancakes;

● Frozen yogurt;

● Protein bars.

Enjoy  experimenting with healthy sweet snack options !

Check out more nutritional resources, healthy recipes & inspirations in our physical wellness section on www.carersnetworkireland.com

The CNI Wellness Team