When looking for a healthy dessert, it’s important to note that what one person considers “healthy,” another wouldn’t. For instance, someone who avoids gluten may not be too concerned about sugar content, and someone watching their carbs might still be pro-dairy.
Each dessert should be weighed against your own health goals. Still, there’s something on this list for everyone!
Frozen fruit treats like these pops from SkinnyTaste are a great way to beat the summer heat. They have a little bit of sugar added, but you could just as easily leave it out if you like things a bit more tart.
Eat it on its own or use it as a topping for other foods. It’s best when made with local, in-season apples.
You want dessert, but you also want to stay committed to wellness. This recipe from Gimme Some Oven allows you to do just that without even turning on the oven.
Enjoy them morning, noon, or night.
Chocolate, especially dark chocolate, can actually fit into a healthy diet plan! These truffles from May I Have That Recipe? make use of a darker chocolate, almond butter, Greek yogurt, and cocoa powder.
These ingredients are rolled into mouth-sized bites that can satisfy your craving without hitting your waistline.
Of course, vitamin A-rich carrots are the main ingredient here. But these chewy cookies from Amy’s Healthy Baking also get texture and flavor from ingredients like instant oats, maple syrup, and cinnamon.
If you love this recipe, you can also find other twists on the oatmeal-cookie concept on the same site.
Can you make cookies with just two ingredients? The answer is yes.
Check out this base recipe from Cafe Delites and then get ready for some creative cookie-ing.
We’ve all done it — risked a stomachache by eating raw cookie dough.
It also uses stevia in place of much of the sugar.
If you’re tempted to hit your favorite ice cream spot, freeze! Try this healthy hack from Nutrition in the Kitch instead.
Using frozen bananas for the dairy-free “ice cream” base, this option will do far less harm to your healthy efforts than the fast-food version.
This recipe from Cookie and Kate has a short ingredient list, which makes it quick and easy.
Two ingredients? Yes. Sweetened only by ripe bananas, this indulgent treat from Two Peas & Their Pod is as simple as it gets.
The tropical flavor of mangoes makes this sweet frozen treat a great summertime dessert. The recipe from Nisa Homey does include sugar, but you can keep it diet-friendly by watching your portion sizes.
There are several ways to satisfy a sweet tooth without jeopardizing your health goals.