Sometimes you get a hankering for something sweet to enjoy after dinner whilst you’re snuggled up on the couch enjoying your latest fitness magazine. Well, I know I do anyway! If you’ve eaten five decent sized meals already that day, then you don’t really need the extra calories from a large dessert no matter how healthy it is. So, here are four ideas for mini-desserts to give you a little treat after dinner without tipping your body into a daily calorie surplus. Remember that being in a calorie surplus over time rather than a balance results in fat gain, which is not what we want when it’s springtime, AKA shorts-season!
1 square 90% Lindt dark chocolate and 1 glass of iced tea
I’m loving T2 ‘Fruit Royale’ flavour at the moment. I make up a big jug of it and it lasts me five or six days. If you’re having iced tea after dinner, just make sure that it’s a caffeine-free variety or it may interfere with your sleep quality. There is a tiny amount of caffeine in dark chocolate, but I find the amount in one square does not disrupt my sleep at all.
60g frozen blueberries, 100g Chobani yoghurt and cinnamon
Microwave the blueberries for 40 seconds. Then top with the yoghurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Mix and enjoy!
Medjool date stuffed with peanut butter.
Cut a date in half and remove the pip. Add about 1 teaspoon of peanut butter to the inside.
2 teaspoons sugar-free drinking chocolate in 1/2 cup hilo milk and 1/2 cup boiling water with four to five strawberries.
By halving the amount of milk you have in your drink, you halve the calories without compromising that creamy texture.