If you have a sweet tooth, it can be incredibly hard to find satisfying foods that cure your cravings without crashing your diet. If this describes your daily struggle, try incorporating figs into your meals! Figs are extremely sweet yet also dense and fiber-rich, so a little bit will fill you up and slowly release sugar into your body, preventing the dreaded sugar crash.
Figs can be a genuinely luscious base for a fruit salad, especially when paired with melons and ricotta cheese. Many healthy, fresh Mediterranean desserts use figs thanks to their complex sweet flavor. Figs aren’t always easy to find at the supermarket, but most Mediterranean or specialty grocery stores should carry them.