The healthy alternatives I grab for when all I want is candy

I am a candy addict. I love chocolate. Give me a Reeses’ and I’ll love you forever. And with Halloween barely in our rearview mirror, my sweet-tooth is craving candy. So while it may be hard, I am trying my best to be good. Here’e what I’m reaching for instead.

Atkins Peanut Butter Cups

If you love Reeses as much as I do, then you probably miss them as much as I do. I recently found these at our local grocery store and I’m in love. Even Austin eats them. The best part is they are only 2 net carbs! My least favorite part about low carb treats is it always tastes like something is missing. They’re always so close, but it’s just off somehow. These are not that way at all. I love them almost as much as I love an actual Reeses. I thin if you blind taste tested them against an actual Reeses, you wouldn’t be able to tell which was which.

Breyers Low Carb Smart Vanilla Ice Cream

This stuff is a thing of the Gods. This has been just about the only ice cream I have eaten for well over a year. It tastes exactly like regular vanilla bean ice cream; the only difference is that it is almost the consistency of a soft serve, which means it melts quicker than a typical harder ice cream. Not an issue considering I down the whole bowl in a matter of seconds.

Atkins Chocolate Covered Peanuts

If you like Peanut M&Ms, these are a pretty great alternative. While not 100% the same, I can barely notice a difference and on days when I’m craving candy, the 1 net carb snack pack are incredibly handy, as long as I can keep them out of Austin’s grubby hands!

Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds with Sea Salt

This is something that I like to make. I recently purchased low carb dark chocolate chips and they work perfectly when I want to make chocolate covered almonds. I like to sprinkle a little bit of sea salt on top before it dries. I find the sea salt really helps to bring out the taste in the chocolate. Since Austin doesn’t like dark chocolate, it means I actually get to enjoy these all to myself, just the way I like it.

 

What healthy alternative do you reach for to satisfy your sweet tooth?

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