Five Sweet Summer Treats That Won’t Ruin Your Diet

Learn to snack healthily, whilst satisfying your cravings, and you won’t be scared of your bikini come August!

 It’s Summer, and the streets are filled with tempting ice-cream vans, junk food vendors, and overpriced fat. By letting yourself have ‘just that one’ hot dog, you may think it won’t make a difference, but once you get into the mindframe that “it’s summer, I can relax!” everything will go downhill and when you get into your bikini in August you WILL see and feel the difference!

I intend to teach you how to make some quick and delicious snacks so that you CAN treat yourself without the cellulite, stretchmarks, and muffin top as an aftertaste.

1- Homemade Ice Lolly- If you can find some sugar-free juice, such as Ribena Sugar Free, simply pour it into ice lolly moulds, and let it freeze! This refreshing treat will satisfy your sweet tooth, cool you down, and for under 10 calories!

2- Refreshing Mint Tea- Nothing is more refreshing in summer than mint, and mint is brilliant in supressing your cravings. If you can buy a little potted mint plant (cheap from any gardening store), it is easy to look after. Every time you want a snack between meals, place a few washed leaves in a cup, add boiling water, leave for a few minutes and voila! You have a delicious, completelynatural tea! Mint calms indigestion, aids stress, and as it has antibacterial properties can be used to treat skin problems!

3- Vegetable Crisps- This nutritious snack is a great way to add more veg into your daily life! Slice up a vegetable (carrot, parsnip, sweet potato, and kale work well) into 1-2mm thick slices, place on a baking tray, and 15-20 minutes later.. you have vegetable chips! You can flavour with spices or salt, but they taste delicious on their own! This is a great way to take in more nutrients if you don’t normally try out vegetables.

4- Lemonade- Homemade lemonade is terrifically simple and cheap to make. All you need is gassy water, sugar, and lemons. Increase lemons for bitterness, sugar for sweetness, and dilute with the water! Finally, chop up a few mint leaves, add ice, and serve! It will take less than five minutes and you can make a pitcher to last you through the day. I recommend using an artificial sweetener instead of sugar, however, in order to stay as healthy as possible!

5- Nuts and Seeds- This one is simple; eat a handful of almonds, sunflower seeds, or other unsalted nuts between meals for a healthy and nutrient-dense snack! If you’re not a fan of these seeds or nuts, filled with necessary fats and protein, try grating some almonds on top of porridge in the morning, or adding sunflower seeds to a salad.

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