Healthy Sweet Treats
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Healthy Sweet Treats

Healthy Sweet Treats

Summer is right about the corner and that means endless beach days, long nights and fun with friends!

Such a fabulous time, right?

I have such fond memories as a kid of piling in the old suburban and heading down to Malibu’s beaches, sandwiches, cookies and candy galore in tow!

Dive into summer with these delicious sweet treats!

Though times have changed and unfortunately not every day is a beach day, I definitely know that I have a special place for sweet treats, especially in the summer.

Rather than stopping the ice cream truck, opening up the semi-melted candy bar or heaven forbid, the stale cookies that have been in the office vending machine for far too long, why not whip up these beauties instead?

Coming in strong with 3 Healthy Sweet Treats that’ll blow your summer out of the water!

Unicorn Toast

Healthy Sweet Treats

Yep, this trend is NOT dying! But, rather than filling your body with artificial colors and preservatives, rest easy knowing these are made on a heart healthy whole grain flatbread with natural dyes from kiwi, blueberries and mango!

Tip: Remember, fiber keeps you fuller for longer, so incorporating a whole grain into your toasting trend helps to increase satiety!

Grab the recipe here: https://shawsimpleswaps.com/unicorn-toast/

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Blizzard

Healthy Sweet Treats

Hello heaven in a jar! These beauties are made with a light ice cream and filled with a secret ingredient to give that delicious, sweet and totally drool worthy cookie dough taste! Can you guess it? Bingo, it’s beans! Yep, grab the recipe below and remember sweet treats can be healthy and delicious too!

Tip: You don’t have to eliminate the foods you like! It’s all about portion control and balancing your meal plan!

Grab the recipe: https://shawsimpleswaps.com/chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-ice-cream-blizzard/

Tropical Fruit Salad

Healthy Sweet Treats

Let’s not forget the natural, whole food beauty of fresh fruits! Yes, this tropical fruit bowl is delicious, nutritious and filled with all natural sugar from fruit. It’s the perfect salad to pass at a BBQ, beach day or heck, with a nice glass of wine.

Tip: Sprinkle some chia or flax seeds on top for an added boost of omega 3s!

Grab the recipe: https://shawsimpleswaps.com/tropical-fruit-salad-3/

Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RD, CLT
Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Lifestyle Eating and Performance Therapist and bona fide Health Nut in San Diego, CA. She owns a nutrition communications and wellness consulting company and is an Adjunct Professor of Nutrition for the San Diego Community College District.

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