Healthy Ideas To Satisfy Cravings

Warm Pear with Cinnamon Ricotta

This is great when you’re craving something sweet.  It also provide a fair amount of protein too.  

  • 1 pear, halved & cored
  • ¼ cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat broiler or toaster oven.  Place pear on baking sheet and broil until tender (10–12 minutes). In a small bowl, combine cheese and cinnamon. Top warm pear with ricotta mixture.

Chocolate and Oat Clusters

If you want something chocolately, this is a quick and easy fix.  The peanut butter adds protein and the oats provide fiber. 

  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

Place peanut butter, milk, and chocolate chips in a saucepan; cook over low heat until chips melt (about 3 minutes). Stir in oats; remove from heat. With a spoon or melon baller, drop 8 ball-shaped portions on a wax paper–lined baking sheet; let set in refrigerator 10 minutes before serving.

Garlic and Herb Yogurt Dip

Need a little more protein for the day?  This dip is perfect for veggies or even chips.  

  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped chives
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill 
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

In a small bowl, combine ingredients and serve with baked potato chips or veggies.  Also great on baked potatoes.  

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