We’ve all gotten the message by now. Take care of your body, and it will take care of you. You’ve worked hard to get your body in shape, so when it’s time for a sweet snack, why indulge in a dessert that doesn’t bring any nutritional value to the party?
New dessert lines are being created not only to satisfy cravings and sweet tooths, but also to promote healthy living. For example, Kozy Shack has introduced an innovative new pudding line, simplywell, that is a winner in both the nutritional and the taste arenas. With no more than 100 calories, this 4-ounce, portion-controlled snack serves up simple ingredients, and there’s not a preservative or artificial sweetener to be found. What consumers will find is a delicious, creamy treat that is made with real low-fat milk, is a good source of calcium and antioxidant Vitamin E, contains 3 grams of prebiotic fiber that helps promote and maintain digestive health and is gluten-free.
With new healthy snacks, taste no longer has to be sacrificed. Need a chocolate fix? The simplywell Dark Chocolate pudding will more than satisfy your cravings. Yearning for a refreshing treat? Then Lemon Ginger pudding is the right choice. Rounding out this pudding line are flavors of Green Tea Chi, Pear Mangosteen and French Vanilla.
Healthy snacks completely fulfill the urge when you need a sweet, creamy treat, but when your taste buds are clamoring for something a little different, there are other great food swaps that won’t break the nutrition bank.
Looking for something salty? Switch from pretzels to hot air-popped popcorn sprinkled with a couple of teaspoons of parmesan cheese.
In need of a crunch? Swap out those fattening chips for a deli-style pickle. Or try baby carrots dipped in low-calorie hummus.
Need a jolt of caffeine? Forget those calorie-laden caramel frozen lattes. Instead, try a cool, refreshing iced coffee with skim milk and a shot of sugar-free caramel syrup. You’ll never miss the taste of the latte — or the calories.