12 (Truly Satisfying) Guilt-Free Treats
You've read the research, and you know the drill—consistently depriving yourself of foods you love is begging for failure. And truly, there's no need. A consciously spent caloric allowance allows for a treat, purely for the sake of enjoyment and balance, every day. In fact, knowing that you have your special indulgence awaiting in the evening can be a powerful motivator to make smart, conscious choices throughout the day. No matter what you crave, these 12 treats put the indulgent factor forward to supply well-earned rewards that satisfy.
First up is our Fudgy Skillet Cookie. Think ooey-gooey chocolaty goodness—at only 148 calories per slice.
Did you know that popcorn has a lot of bulk for its calories, so it helps fill you up? And this herb-seasoned version is ready in just minutes!
A favorite sweet treat among the Cooking Light staff, you can't go wrong when indulging in one of these coconut-and-cream filled cups. Best part? They're only 142 calories each!
Satisfy your boozy craving with this simple, sweet, and lighter rendition of a classic cocktail.
Cocoa Hazelnut Truffles
These guilt-free treats are nutrageously good. (And two decadent truffles come in at just 120 calories!)
Homemade gelato gets a major flavor kick when made with a sprinkling of spicy cinnamon.
Satisfy crunchy cravings with this healthy snack. Our spicy roasted edamame is salty, spicy, and only 103 calories per serving.
Peanut Butter-Banana Milk Shakes
Reminiscing about your favorite childhood lunch? Peanut butter and fresh bananas combine to create creamy shakes that will be gone in no time.
Is there anything better than beer and bourbon? In this fizzy concoction, we combine the two for a refreshing, citrusy treat.
Chocolate Cloud Cakes
Soufflé style is the best style. These perfectly-portioned, individual cakes get their rich flavor from unsweetened cocoa and semisweet chocolate morsels.
Cheesy Pita Chips
Fear not, making your own pita chips is easier than it sounds! These snacktime staples are baked in the oven and taste even better than their pre-packaged counterparts.
Reward yourself for a day of smart and healthy choices with this irresistable sweet-and-sour shiner.