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8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

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8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

When you're hit hard by sugar cravings turn to one of these recipes for healthy treats. These alternatives to candy bars are are packed with fruit, nuts, complex carbs and protein. Pack them along to satisfy your cravings and give yourself a lift throughout the day.

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8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Multiseed Cranberry Energy Bars

When the honey boils down, it gets thick, syrupy and surprisingly less sticky. You can add nuts to these bars if you like – just substitute 1/2 cup of them for the pumpkin seeds. Get the recipe: Multiseed Cranberry Energy Bars

By: Adell Shneer and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Honey Lime Yogurt Dip

This refreshing dessert is quick, easy and delicious. Serve the skewers with individual bowls of the same sauce for dipping. Get the recipe: Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Honey Lime Yogurt Dip

By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue

The best part about fondue is that your guests do most of the work— and kids love it. This recipe is versatile: It doubles easily to serve a larger crowd, but it also makes for lovely individual desserts served in espresso cups with a bit of fruit and matzo alongside. Get the recipe: Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue

By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Pumpkin Pie Granola

The warm, heady spices of pumpkin pie shine through in this crisp, golden granola. If you close your eyes, it's kind of like eating pie for breakfast! Get the recipe: Pumpkin Pie Granola

By: Rheanna Kish and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

Throw in some flaxseeds for good measure or some hemp seeds for protein and you've got a delish snack you can whip up in seconds. This is great for hungry kids or families. Get the recipe: Chocolate Chip Oatmeal

By: Kate Daley Source: FlickrCC/Megan Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Cinnamon Raisin Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

Commercial gluten-free breads can be a little dense, but this loaf delivers a fine texture that you won't believe. And with sweet cinnamon and raisins, it becomes the most delicious breakfast staple. Get the recipe: Cinnamon Raisin Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread

By: Irene Fong and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Creamy Cantaloupe Pops

Mixing the sour cream with Balkan-style yogurt ensures a creamy texture (other types of yogurt, such as Greek yogurt, can be chalky). For the most flavourful melon, choose one that feels heavy for its size and has a sweet scent. Get the recipe: Creamy Cantaloupe Pops

By: Amanda Barnier and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Jeff Coulson Credits: Canadian Living

8 healthy treats to beat sugar cravings

Peach and Almond Smoothie

This easy smoothie makes it possible to enjoy a healthy breakfast on even the busiest mornings. Get the recipe: Peach and Almond Smoothie

By: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Source: Ryan Brook Credits: Canadian Living


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