Hi guys!! Hope y’all had a great Valentine’s / Galentine’s Day. If you're anything like me, you may have overindulged in the chocolate and holiday sweets yesterday -- as we should/treat yourself :) I’ve rounded up a list of my favorite healthy snacks that allow me to satisfy my sweet tooth without packing on the lbs.
1. HAIL MERRY MACAROONS - THE CHOC CHIP COOKIE DOUGH FLAVOR
My mouth is literally watering just thinking about these chocolate chip cookie dough macaroons. They are SO delicious and better yet they taste exactly like cookie dough. Unlike real cookie dough, I can scarf the whole pack down without my stomach hurting - or even worse, worrying about salmonella (ew). If chocolate chip cookie dough isn't your thing, Hail Merry makes a vast array of other delicious products with flavors ranging from vanilla to caramel sea salt -- and even have products like tarts and almond butter cups.
2. UNREAL CHOCOLATE - THE ALMOND BUTTER CUPS
Craving M&M's, Reese's peanut butter cups, or crunch bars? Head to UnReal chocolate to get your healthy fix of your favorite old school junk food. The products created by UnReal Chocolate come in beautiful and colorful packages and their chocolates taste just as good as they look on the outside. Health tip - When heading to the movie theater, I recommend bringing their individually wrapped almond butter or peanut butter cups in your purse so you're not tempted to grab the bad stuff.
3. COMPARTES - THE BEST DARK CHOCOLATE
You might say this is "sooo LA" but trust me, even my mom loved this chocolate bar when I gave it to her for Christmas and she's from Nicaragua..where the real cocoa connoisseurs reside ;) So needless to say, it's definitely worth a try! PSA: The Vegan Kale bar is delish. With kale crisps, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds, this chocolate bar is 75% dark chocolate with no added sugar. If kale mixed with chocolate doesn't sound like your thing..I say give it a try because you don't taste the kale the way you think you would. But if you're still not convinced, check out Compartes' "Spring Awakening" bar. This one is made of of dark chocolate and flavorful berries. Lastly, if you're just looking for something pretty to throw in a gift basket, then I recommend the Compartes Rose bar - it's almost too pretty too eat!
4. KNOW FOODS - THE CUPCAKE DOPPELGÄNGERS
More of a cake/cupcake kinda gal? Know Foods is the perfect paleo substitute for you! It's hard to imagine that it's possible to find cupcakes, cookies, cake, donuts, bread and much more foods that are gluten, wheat, dairy, peanut, soy, yeast, grain... AND preservative free...in what world does this exist?? Know Foods has somehow mastered the impossible! Better yet, their products still taste delicious. So what are their products possibly made of? With a mix of almonds, coconut, flaxseed, chia seed, egg whites, and more health conscious ingredients. This is the most guilt free snack I can recommend.
5. DREAM POPS - THE ICE CREAM OF THE FUTURE
Dream Pops are the most delicious 3-D printed popsicles #innovative These plant-based superfood popsicles are going to set your mouth into a fabulous frenzy with it's wild variety of flavors and colors. These crafty desserts will instantly make you feel sexy, cool, healthy and stylish from even just holding them. Lastly, these popsicles aren't just avant-garde in design but also in their exotic flavors too. One of my favorite flavors is the mango-rosemary-passion fruit. Keep your eyes out as Dream Pops is planning on unleashing many new flavors in 2018!