What can I use as a Mars Bar sized treat?

I like to treat myself to something when I've worked hard or had a bad day. The truth is it works, it makes me feel better. However, now I am attempting to get this new, healthy lifestyle I don't want to be using calories a my treats. I really enjoy magazines so I do treat myself to one now and then but although my waistline will approve of swapping chocolate for reading matter, my bank balance will not. Let's face it, a Mars Bar is about 60p versus a mag for Β£3-Β£5! So, my question is, what can I get myself as a treat for about the same price as a bar of chocolate? What do you use as a treat after a bad day or when you have completed a tough run?


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  • A really nice luxury shower gel or shampoo/conditioner for a post run treat :o) or special hand cream or foot soak.

  • Lovely hot bubble bath and if I'm feeling really decadent a cup of coffee and a choccie biscuit while I soak. :-)

  • I've developed a taste for really good quality dark chocolate with a high cocoa solid content. Keep it in the fridge and break off just one or two squares. Place in mouth and suck for a chocolate high as the flavour comes through.

  • I like fruit so a passion fruit, or other exotic item "on offer" would be my luxury. Also agree with wilmacgh as the darker the chocolate the less I can scoff :)

  • Dried mango - it satisfies the craving for something sweet!

  • I'm with wilmacgh. One square (two is too much) of really dark, high cocoa solid, chocolate. Not crunched; just savoured slowly to get the flavour.

  • Nice, sweet fruit - at the moment it's mango, or really nice chocolate and only one square.

  • I keep a curly wurly in the freezer, then if I want it I can break it up into really small pieces and it lasts for ages :)

  • An ice-lolly on return from a run does the trick! Though I have started to enjoy those mini magnums a bit too much lately !!


  • Blueberries and a spoonful or two of low fat greek yogurt. Yum yum!

  • I cut bananas into pieces, roll them in melted dark chocolate and freeze them. I don't need a whole banana so one piece is just right :)

  • Frozen mango is good too. Take one or two pieces from the freezer then cut into thin slices.

  • Thanks guys, loads of great ideas - I shall try as many as I can. I love dark choc so that might be first on my list, or maybe the ice lollies, frozen Banana sounds good too... OK, going to have to do loads of good stuff to earn all of these now! :-)

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