SUGAR CRAVINGS. We’ve all had ’em! Maybe you had a long morning of meetings, ate a quick lunch, and at 2 pm, you find yourself hankering for any bit of sweetness you can get your hands on. Or you rushed to work, grabbed a coffee and a pastry to go, and feel hungry an hour later. To prevent these scenarios, it’s best to eat balanced meals with protein, healthy fats, and fiber, as often as you can.
▶️ But what about when that’s not possible? Or when you are eating balanced meals, but still crave something sweet?
▶️ Instead of denying yourself and overly restricting your food choices (doing so will only make you want that cookie even more), consider reaching for a sweet option that also gives you some nutrients, like these MAPLE ROASTED ALMONDS!
▶️ Sure, they still have added sugar in the form of maple syrup, but they’re also filled with HEALTHY FATS, PROTEIN, FIBER, MAGNESIUM, AND CALCIUM. Because of that healthy fat, protein, and fiber, a small handful of these will satisfy your cravings and keep you full until your next meal.
▶️ To avoid eating too many, make a big batch and fill small containers with 1 oz portions (~23 almonds). Grab one on your way to work, and keep it in your desk for later.
1 cup raw almonds
2 tbsp maple syrup
Sea salt to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix almonds with maple syrup until coated. Transfer to baking dish. Make sure almonds are not overlapping. Sprinkle with sea salt to taste.
Bake for ~15-20 minutes. Let cool before eating.
✅ PRO TIP: After you make these, store them in the fridge as soon as possible. They will get crunchier, and be less sticky on your teeth, by doing so.