I find that when I am starting to prep for the evening meal I have to have something, yesterday I made 12 choc muffins for hubby to take to work for his guys and only 10 made it to work, ooops!
But what I normally
do is have a cup of soup, I make it in bulk and keep it in the freezer. Just make the soup from any veg on your eating plan free list and if you add barley and a bit of meat that just means that it is a lot more fibre and a little more protein.
One thing that I have learned from when I was ultra low carbing ( I became very ill from this) is that you can minus 1 carb gram for every gram of fibre you eat
eg: 10 grams carb + 6 grams fibre = 4 carbs
And the fibre in the soup will help cleanse your system so it's a win win situation.
But if you are like me, every now and then you have to bust and have that treat. Although I have to say that I don't even really like muffins that much nor really chocolate except for that craving once a month for one piece of choc, my lapse was purely out o fspite to myself I think, because I told myself no and then did it anyway.
Sorry my friend this may not help you but it did help me to vent