Healthy Options For Summer Treats
The summer season is all about relaxing and having fun in the sun - and that means you'll need some tasty treats to go along with your activities. But you don't want your sweets to undo all the work you've been doing to achieve your goals Thankfully, you don't have to sacrifice a sweet treat to stay on track. After a long walk with your nuyu® Activity Tracker, try out one of the sweet, low-calorie treats below.
Banana Muffins: 75 Calories Each
These muffins are delicious, fluffy and moist, which makes them the perfect treat for any time you're looking for a filling snack that won't weigh you down.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup apple sauce
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup bananas, mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare your muffin tin with liners.
2. Mix together the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ingredients in another. When each bowl is well combined, stir the wet ingredients into the dry.
3. Fill each section of the muffin tin to the top, then place the tray into the heated oven.
4. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before serving.
Cherry Granita: 90 Calories per Serving
This refreshing and fruity dessert is sure to keep you satisfied on a hot day. You can make this treat in advance and keep it in the freezer until you're ready to enjoy it! Make a few for your neighbors so they have something delicious to enjoy after a day outside.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 orange
- 1 cup cherries, pitted
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
1. Bring the water and sugar to a boil and let simmer for 4 minutes. Then remove the saucepan from the stovetop and stir in the ice cubes.
2. Combine the water and cherries in a blender and pulse until smooth.
3. Juice the orange and add it to the blender along with the pomegranate juice. Pulse again.
4. Pour the mixture into an 8-inch pan with sides. Freeze overnight.
5. Mash the mixture with a fork before serving.