Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with These 4 Desserts
Let’s face it – being pregnant comes with many dietary restrictions. Avoid caffeine, unwashed produce, raw milk, raw meat, raw fish, high sugar intake… The list goes on. When navigating the aisles of the supermarket, it’s difficult to pinpoint the perfect snack to appease your sweet tooth. Exhausted from reading hundreds of nutritional facts, you grow frustrated and even worse – hungry. Relax. Take a deep breath, and enjoy these desserts that can help satisfy that sweet tooth (which also provide nutrients for you and your baby)
Greek Yogurt with Citrus
Who doesn’t love a dollop of thick, creamy Greek yogurt? Grab a quart of your favorite brand, and swing by the produce aisle to pick up some oranges or clementines. Chop them up, and plop them on top of the yogurt, or mix it in – whichever you prefer. For less than 200 calories, this is definitely a win-win scenario. Sprinkle some mint on top for some added taste.
Angel Food Cake with Strawberries
For all you cake-lovers out there, this one will be sure to please. Everyone’s favorite light, fluffy delight can be accompanied by some sweet strawberries for a tasty treat. Throw it on the grill to create a warm and crispy outside. Indulge in some strawberry ice cream if you’re in need of some added calcium. In this case, you can certainly have your cake and eat it too.
Dark Chocolate Frozen Bananas
Everyone’s favorite kid-treat comes to life in this chocolatey twist on a frozen fruit. Grab a bushel of bananas at the store, melt your favorite chocolate (dark chocolate adds antioxidants), and plop them in the freezer. If you’re looking to crunch it up a little bit, add some crushed peanuts to the outside.
If you’re a chocolate and avocado lover, you’re in luck – this unique twist on a classic dessert is positively delicious. It might sound a little strange, but we’re sure you will be pleasantly surprised. Comprised of healthy fats, folate and potassium, you will not go wrong with this sweet treat. Throw that cocoa powder in, and you’re set.
Hungry yet? With these simple desserts, you will enjoy the taste of something sweet, while also building nutritional value for you and your baby. Be mindful, but remember there are always alternatives to your favorites. And as always, save room for dessert!