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Sweet Tooth Cravings? Try 5 Healthy Alternatives of Chocolates

Here are some healthy alternatives of chocolates


There is a growing trend of eating chocolates. Not only children but adults are also getting addicted to eating these coco-sweet bars and candies. It has increased cases of obesity, juvenile diabetes, and even wrong metabolism amongst this generation.

Here are some healthy alternatives of chocolates

1. Dry fruits combination: Almond, Pistachio, Walnuts, and Jaggery rolls

Take finely chopped pistachio, almond, and walnut. Use jaggery powder and mix them continuously till jaggery leaves the water. Make rolls or ladoos or any desirable shape, as per your wish. These rolls are easy to make and liked by children also.

2. Dates and ghee

Take two dates and remove the seeds of the dates. then dip them in melted ghee. This will lubricate the gastrointestinal tract and would help you with better digestion. This will satisfy your craving for sweets and can be a healthy alternative to chocolates.

Healthy Alternatives

 Homemade food leather

These are sweet chewy treats and loaded with nutrients. They are easy to make and taste as good as chocolates. So, the first one is

Mango fruit leather or Aam Papad

Blend 2 cups of mango pieces in a blender or processor, until you get a smoothie. Add honey and lemon juice. Blend it a bit more.

Then pour the mixture into a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread at least one-eighth or one-fourth inches thick.

Now, this has to be based on a temperature of 60-70 degrees celcius. Or you can also bake it at the lowest temperature of your oven for 6 hours. Allow to cool down and then remove it from the tray.

Cut into one end strip and roll it with the parchment paper. Enjoy your Aam Papad.

Different fruit leather could be made from other varieties of fruits like strawberry, raspberry, or any other fruit which you like.

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3. Fruit chips

Let us see apple chips first.

Apple chips

Preheat the oven to 350-degree Fahrenheit. Line parchment paperbaking soda . Cut the apple into with one- fourth inch slices and arrange these slices on the baking sheets.

Glaze these slices with little oil and then sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway until they are lightly golden brown.

Cool  them down and now, they are ready to feast on.

Kale chips

Line a parchment sheet in a preheated oven up to 350-degree-Fahrenheit. Remove the kale leaves from the thick stem, then chop them into bite-sized pieces. Mix kale with two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the seasoning to the kale and one-fourth teaspoonful of salt. Also add one-fourth teaspoonful of pepper, until it is fully coated.

Arrange this seasoned kale on a baking sheet, ensuring that chips do not overlap.

Wait for 10-15minutes until the edges are brown.

Healthy Alternatives

Sugar baked chickpeas or lentils

Usually, children avoid eating chickpeas in an appropriate quantity. As they are not as tasty as chocolate. But chickpeas are rich in protein, fibre, vitamins, and minerals. Also, they reduce the risk of many diseases, such as heart condition and diabetes in later life. They will help your child grow sharper and stronger.

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For this recipe, the ingredients are as follows.

cup of cooked chickpeas

1 tablespoon of olive oil

2 tablespoons full of brown sugar or jaggery

1 tablespoon full of ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon of salt

Preheat your oven to 204 degrees Celsius and bake the chickpeas for 15 minutes. Now remove chickpeas from the oven, drizzle with olive oil, and then sprinkle cinnamon over it. Stir until fully coated and now bake for another 15 minutes.

They can be shaped as per your likings.  Many other lentils can be used instead of chickpeas to make the chocolate time more nutritious.

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