Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Satisfying the Sweet Tooth

Since I do not use artificial sweeteners I had thought it would be hard to find things to satisfy my sweet tooth.  As far as I can tell, all low cal/diet desserts have some sort of artificial sweetener.  So far, this is what I have come up with instead:

Jello pudding (the regular kind, not low or no cal): These only have 120 calories per serving which is the same amount in many low calorie artificially sweetened diet dessert products (such as Yoplait Parfaits).  Well, and unlike the ad we don't have to "make" jello pudding anymore.

100 Calorie Right Bites: Lots of different cookies to choose from! They are the same as regular cookies in small packets that only contain 100 calories. They are rather expensive at my regular grocery store, but Target (and I am sure Walmart) have them at a reasonable price.

Oikos organic greek yogurt, chocolate or caramel: I really like these, especially the caramel since I have cut out my caramel fraps. Only 110 calories.

Bags of miniature candy bars: Safe if you only eat 1 or 2.  This one is kind of hard for me because I have a big weakness for candy bars. :-)


  1. Love the new blog Lesley. (I've thought of doing one about the WiFi Fit -- kind of for newbies/dummies.) Thank you for the info on non-artificial sweetner treats; it's hard finding tasty, low cal stuff you can eat that doesn't have that poison! I'm going to try the pudding first...

  2. It is hard to find. Of course, anything that you are willing to only eat a small portion of will work, but who can just eat two bites of a cake or a tablespoon of ice cream? I like things that come already portioned because it makes having more not quite so tempting.

    I am working on a list of substitutes for cracker and potato chips next because I also crave salty things for snacking.

    Thanks for dropping by and I am happy you like the blog!