Whether you have a massive sweet tooth or need to curb your sugar cravings, it’s challenging to find healthy alternatives to your favorite sugary snacks. There are plenty of options to choose from, though, even ones that are low carb. Here are five of our top low carb sweet treats for instantly satisfying any sweet craving.
Jelly is one of the most underrated sweet treats of all, especially when you’re on a healthy diet or looking for a low-calorie, low-carb snack. Not only does it satisfy your sweet tooth, but most varieties have as little as ten calories in! With many flavors to choose from, you’ll never be bored, and you can even add fruit or a little squirt of cream on top if you feel it isn’t satisfying enough alone!
Chocolate Covered Nuts
Yes, we love them. Are you a lover of sweet and salty snacks? Chocolate covered nuts are not only high in healthy fats, but they’re low in carbs with most servings containing just 11 grams of carbohydrates. They will provide the perfect sugar fix with added fiber and protein too, to help keep you fuller for longer.
Vanilla Iced Coffee
If you’re a regular coffee drinker but love an iced Frappe from Starbucks, you can make a similar drink at home with half the calories, sugar and carbs. By switching to almond milk, the calories in your homemade iced coffee will already dramatically drop, and it also contains just 2 grams of carbohydrates. Add sugar-free vanilla syrup, and you’re good to go!
Coconut Butter Spread
Peanut, almond, and cashew butter are extremely popular, but coconut butter is one of the latest spreads you need to try if you love a sweet snack. Derived from coconut flesh, this super tasty spread is sweet and creamy, making it perfect for blending into hot beverages or spreading onto toast or fruit. It has around 8 grams of carbs in it too.
Yogurts are the perfect pick when you’re feeling hungry and want something fulfilling and sweet. They’re also low in fat and carbs, and if you pick the right one, they can also be low in sugars. A top tip is to look for a Greek-style yogurt that has a high amount of protein in (around 15 grams) but a little amount of sugar or carbs.