I’m blogging today as I take a lunch break and sip on a yummy smoothie, and speaking of eats, today I want to talk about some low-cal dessert options that I’m loving!
While some people are totally against counting calories, for me, it’s what works and keeps me on track. Being mindful of the calories I’m taking in and planning my meals so that my macros and calories hover around a certain range for the day helps me stay balanced. I’ve been tracking it for years now and it’s just a part of my healthy diet and approach to eating in a way that I make sure I’m getting the nutrition I need in my food, while also enjoying it…. because food is too good to not enjoy!
With that being said, sometimes I want a snack or dessert at night, but I also want to keep it under 200 calories. Below are some of my current favorite low-cal snack ideas!
#1 – Halo Top vanilla bean with fresh strawberries
You guys, I’ve been obsessed with Halo Top for the last couple of months. It’s the best low-cal/high protein ice cream I’ve ever had, and I even make special stops to random grocery stores that I don’t frequent just to stock up on some pints! Since I’m always and forever obsessed with fruit, it only makes sense that I’d pair Halo Top with some strawberries. While I’m normally a chocolate person, strawberries pair awesomely with vanilla bean ice cream.
A cup of Halo Top with a cup of sliced strawberries totals just 170 calories.
(The image also shows pieces of a chocolate brownie Pure Bar on top of the apple slices.)
#2 – Apple with cashew butter and cinnamon
Cashew butter and apples have both been on my list of nearly daily eats for awhile now. There’s just something so good about a crunchy apple with a smear of creamy cashew butter and my all-time favorite spice, cinnamon that makes for a satisfying, healthy dessert or snack.
An apple + a TBSP of cashew butter + as much cinnamon as your heart desires come in around 180 calories.