Fit Confections for Your Next Girls' Night
After a long and stressful week, what better way to relax and decompress than with a girls' night in? Gather your girlfriends and binge-watch a new show on Netflix while pampering yourself with a soothing spa mask or DIY gel manicure. Of course, a girls’ night in wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some delicious snacks. If you're watching your figure or are simply trying to eat healthier, you might want to avoid the "typical" couch potato snacks. Not to worry! There are plenty of "fit confections" you can whip up and enjoy guilt-free the next time you want to enjoy a night in with the girls!
Lightly Salted/Seasoned Popcorn
Many people don't realize that popcorn is actually not so bad for you; it's all the butter, sugar, and other "toppings" people tend to throw on it that carries the bulk of the calories and fat. And of course, what chick flick would be complete without a big tub of popcorn to enjoy it with? Rather than going all-out with super-sweet kettle corn or extra butter popcorn, buy plain popcorn and add your own seasonings. A little bit of salt is all most popcorn needs to be satisfying without adding extra calories!
Skinny Chocolate Ice Cream
If you've got a sweet tooth, you'll love this easy-peasy two-ingredient recipe that tastes just like the real thing! Whip up your own skinny chocolate ice cream by removing the peels from three frozen and very ripened bananas. Cut the bananas into small chunks and throw them into a blender until their consistency is nice and smooth, like ice cream. Then, add a couple tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder and blend well. Pop the entire mixture into the freezer for about an hour, then enjoy! The ripe bananas bring natural sweetness and texture to the table without adding calories, while the cocoa powder adds that perfect balance of chocolate-y goodness.
Mini Flatbread Personal Pizzas
Who says you can't have pizza if you're trying to eat healthy? Let each girl at your get-together assemble her own personal pizza! Start with a flour tortilla and add your sauce, cheese, and toppings. Then, toss it into the oven for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and browned. Turn on the broiler for the last minute or so to get that cheese extra browned, if desired. Enjoy! For even less guilt, opt for low-carb tortillas and healthy toppings like fresh veggies and cooked chicken breast.
From snacks to dessert and everything in between, we've got you covered with some fit confections for your next girls' night in. So relax, pamper yourself, and indulge with some guilt-free foods. If you're feeling extra ambitious, try sneaking in a quick workout or dance break in between episodes of your favorite show. Enjoy!