You can still indulge your sweet tooth while sticking to a healthy diet when you try these ten easy and delicious recipes for healthy desserts!
What’s life without something a little sweet? That’s why it’s important to find healthy desserts this holiday season.
Desserts that are high in fat, like in those old cake and cookie recipes, can wreak havoc on our bodies. One cookie won’t kill us, but too many cookies can cause heart problems and kidney failure.
It might be easy to say no during the weekdays, but holidays and birthdays always seem to get us in the end.
How can you navigate these cool winter months and the holiday sweets? By preparing your own healthy desserts for friends and family. These recipes are so good, no one will be able to guess that they’re actually healthy.
Eating well doesn’t mean depriving yourself. Find some wonderful healthy desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
10 Delicious Recipes for Healthy Desserts
Are you looking for something sweet to eat that won’t kill your eating progress? Check out these ten healthy dessert recipes.
Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
Do you know who discovered peanut butter and chocolate make an amazing combination? I don’t, but they deserve an award.
This Frozen Peanut Butter Pie will be a huge hit at your next holiday party. The texture is cool, creamy, and the flavors are superb.
More important, it has less fat than a normal peanut butter pie. That’s because you use fat-free dairy products instead of heavy cream. Using egg whites gives it a fluffy texture while cutting out cholesterol.
Give this recipe a try next time you want to treat yourself. You won’t regret it.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Everyone loves a little pudding. The creamy texture makes you feel like you’re living the high life on the couch while the kids scream around you.
Normal pudding has lots of fat, though. You use milk, sugar, and heavy cream to get that perfect bounce in your pudding. Those kinds of ingredients can kill your diet, so why not try a different approach: avocado.
This Chocolate Avocado Pudding has all the same richness with half the calories. Plus it’s less about the sugar and more about chocolate, which is why you’re here anyway.
Next time you have a ripe avocado, throw this recipe together for a healthy dessert.
Lemon Yogurt Mousse
Are you less of a chocolate fan and more about citrus? Then this one is for you.
Meet the Lemon Yogurt Mousse. This recipe is not only easy to make, but it’s also healthy. Using egg whites and greek yogurt, make this fluffy lemon dessert. Your family members are sure to rave about it.
Flat Apple Pie
Love apple pie, but hate the calories? I understand. That’s why this recipe for Flat Apple Pie is the perfect solution for your next Thanksgiving meal.
Instead of creating a huge apple pie, cut down on the calories by creating an “apple pie flatbread.” Serve it after whipping up some healthy dinner ideas for your family.
This healthy dessert is also visually appealing. The pie crust is easy to make, and you don’t need to worry about baking it into a perfect shape. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top, and you have an Instagram worthy dessert.
Greek Yogurt Cranberry Pound Cake
Worried about what that cranberry stuffing is going to do to your diet? Cut temptation off by bringing your own amazing cranberry dessert.
The Greek Yogurt Cranberry Pound Cake is easy to make, and it’s only 131 calories per slice. Compare that to normal pound cake recipes that have a pound of sugar, a pound of flour, a pound of butter… you get the idea.
Instead, this recipe uses whole wheat flour, egg whites, and a tablespoon of butter. It’s much better for your body but still tastes amazing.
Cinnamon Sugar Peaches
Ready for something super yummy but super simple? Check out my recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Peaches.
This recipe is all about working with what you’ve got. The natural sweetness and juices of the peach are already great on their own. By sprinkling it with cinnamon sugar you’ve created a tasty peach pie without any of the stuff that’s bad for you. Who doesn’t want that?
Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart
Need to impress at the next winter holiday party? This healthy fruit tart is the easiest and healthiest way to wow your friends and co-workers.
The Greek Yogurt Fruit Tart is colorful and good for your waistline. You can make it with a pre-made tart crust, or you can create your own. Plus everyone feels good about eating fruit, so you won’t have to take any extras home with you.
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
As much as we make fun of “Pumpkin Spice” everything, there’s a reason it’s such a popular flavor. Pumpkin items taste good, and they’re easy to make during the cooler months.
For a special pumpkin flavored treat, you can look at my Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe. I wanted to make sure that pumpkin was the star flavor in this healthy dessert. You might need to keep an eye on it at first, but the results are worth it.
Pear Upside Down Cake
Do you remember making Pineapple Upside Down Cake when you were a kid? This super syrupy recipe was fun and easy to make. But it wasn’t even remotely healthy.
Even though that wasn’t healthy doesn’t mean you have to abandon Upside Down cakes forever. This recipe for Pear Upside Down Cake is half the calories and will make a great addition to your fall meals.
Cinnamon Streusel Crisps
Instead of flavoring your cookies with sugar and butter, use heart-healthy cinnamon. The recipe for Cinnamon Streusel Cookies is easy to make. It’s also much healthier for you than most cookies you’ll find in the store.
Looking for More Amazing Dessert Recipes?
If you’re looking for some healthy desserts for this holiday season, then take a look at my blog.
I’ve been collecting recipes for over ten years now, so there’s a huge library of great treats to choose from. Don’t forget to tell me how the recipes worked for you!
Brought to you by our friend, Darren.