Have Your Cake and Eat it Too: 12 Healthy Dessert Ideas
It is possible to satisfy your sweet tooth without all the guilt! These desserts use sugar substitutes, protein, and all-natural ingredients. Even vegans and paleo-dieters can enjoy these delicious desserts.
1. Molten Lava Cake
Delicious desserts do not have to be full of empty calories. This chocolate lava cake has 20 grams of protein! The trick, add pieces of your favorite protein bar as well as a scoop of protein powder to the mix. And did I mention it’s Gluten-free?
2. Vegan Strawberry Fudgsicles
The adult version of every kid’s favorite summer Popsicle. Made without high fructose corn syrup, sugar, or dairy each bar is only 80 calories! Yes, you read that right. Add strawberries or your favorite fruit for an extra sweet pop.
3. Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
This healthy alternative to pumpkin pie seems too good to be true. But, don’t worry it’s real. The trick is to use low-fat cottage cheese instead of cream cheese. You will be worshipped if you bring this dessert to your next holiday party.
4. Paleo Blueberry Crumble
With the Paleo diet, you may find it hard to satisfy your sweet tooth, but this grain-free and sugar-free blueberry crumble is Paleo approved. Plus, summer is the perfect season for sweet blueberries.
5. Vegan Thin Mints
If you already ate all the Girl Scout Cookies you ordered, don’t worry. Each cookie has only 55 calories from fat and taste just like the real deal! They call for gluten-free flour and vegan sugar, which you can easily find at your local natural food store.
6. Low-Fat Chocolate Cake
No, you’re not dreaming. This chocolate cake is as dense and delicious as it is healthy. The secrets: applesauce and prunes for a moist batter and Greek yogurt for the creamy icing. Give into your chocolate cravings without the guilt!
7. Coconut Banana Bread
It’s okay if this banana bread is addictive because it is only 115 calories per slice! Instead of sugar, it uses coconut flakes for a sweet kick that is still full of healthy benefits like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
8. Pecan Pie Bars
This is the perfect go-to dessert; great for bake sales, large gatherings, and even your gluten-free or Paleo guests can enjoy them. With no added sugar and all-natural ingredients, each bar is only 112 calories!
9. Skinny Peanut Butter Balls
Desserts that taste good can also be good for you. These Skinny Peanut Butter Balls are low in calories and super easy to make. They only use 3 ingredients: oat bran cereal, natural peanut butter, and chocolate chips.
10. Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples
These baked apples are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but indulgent enough for dessert. They melt in your mouth just like apple pie, but there is no need to stress about all the calories and sugar!
11. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake
This rich and creamy cheesecake is made without one ounce of cream cheese! You will be the talk of the town if you bring this incredibly delicious and light cheesecake to the next gathering.
12. Chocolate Mocha Mousse
You will never guess what the secret ingredient is? Tofu! This mouthwatering dessert is packed with protein, 28 grams, and is only 300 calories. Talk about a win-win.