Cure My Cooking Problem! I Really Want Something Sweet After Lunch

The Cooking Cure Spring 2014

Most of the Cooking Cure challenges we've looked at so far have to do with actually cooking breakfast or lunch. Today, here's something a little different: Let's say you pack a healthy lunch, but then really want a slice of cake. That's vintagejenta's question today — how do you hit that sweets craving after lunch?

Q: My coworkers have a habit of bringing in sweets like cake, donuts, and cookies and I have almost no willpower when it comes to sweets. It's gotten me into the bad habit of craving a little something sweet after meals. I know sugar is my enemy, but I have so little willpower. Quitting cold turkey just makes me crave it more and fruit is SO not satisfying in the same way a small piece of cake is.

Suggestions?— vintagejenta

Editor: Ooh I can so relate to this! Here are three of my mid-afternoon sweet snack solutions:

  • A cup of spicy chai tea with honey and milk
  • One (or two!) of these caramel corn rice cakes
  • A bag of microwave popcorn with a tiny bit of honey drizzled in and shaken up while still hot.

And if all that fails to hit the sweet spot, well, Skinny Cow ice cream sandwiches are a reliable backup.

Readers, what else would you suggest for vintagejenta's afternoon sweets craving?

Can you help vintagejenta cure her cooking problem?

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