One of the biggest sacrifices we make when switch to a healthy diet is all the delicious desserts we crave. Enjoy these healthy desserts and get that delicious flavor without worrying about extra calories or killing your summer diet.
1. Berry Frozen Yogurt Bites
Summertime means time for hotter temperatures so why not indulge in a frozen treat. These bites use coconut oil and sugar with crushed almonds to make the crunchy base. Then combine greek yogurt and honey and top with fresh berries. After freezing overnight you’ve got yourself a healthy dessert with a little bit of everything.
This recipe is gluten free so if even those with gluten intolerance or allergies can enjoy this sweet and refreshing treat.
This healthy dessert recipe comes from Ms. Skinny and can be found on their site here.
2. Healthy Chocolate Cake
We all have those guilty chocolate cravings, especially when we’re in the middle of a diet, but what if those cravings don’t need to be so guilty. This healthy chocolate cake gives you all the delicious flavors of a moist chocolate cake without all the heavy dairy and artificial sweeteners. Some of the unexpected items in this recipe? Sweet potato and avocado!
This healthy dessert is good for those sticking to a healthier lifestyle or those who are specifically gluten free, dairy free or following the Paleo diet.
This recipe comes from Kaylie of Paleo Gluten Free Eats. You can check out the full recipe for ‘Blackout Healthy Paleo Chocolate Cake’ on her website here.
3. Funfetti Sugar Cookie Bars
Sprinkles make everything better, it’s just a rule of life. In the middle of dieting, desserts need to not only be delicious but also filling and these bars deliver. By replacing high sugar and high-calorie items with alternatives like Truvia and low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt this recipe isn’t stuffed full of surprise ingredients but it will fulfill your sweet tooth. Similar recipes to this have been approved for Keto diets, but be sure to check out the full recipe to make sure the ingredients work for your dietary restrictions.
Jordan Nettleship of Skinny Girl Standard helped develop this recipe on her site. Find the full instructions on how to make these delicious bars here.
4. Zucchini Brownies
Yup that’s right, zucchini. Zucchini is full of water and helps keep these brownies extra moist and fudge-y despite having no heavy dairy in it. Another ingredient you might not expect? Tahini (trust me it works). These brownies might not follow the typical recipe but they’re so good you’ll wonder why you ever doubted them. If you want to make this recipe vegan there are options for that laid out in the bottom of the recipe.
Find all the instructions you need and extra tips and tricks to enjoying this healthy dessert on the Ambitious Kitchen website.
5. Raspberry Coconut Creamsicles
Do you have 10 minutes to spare? That how long it takes to prepare these popsicles before sticking them in the freezer for a few hours. This dessert is super quick to prep making it perfect for hosting a BBQ with lots of people or just for a weeknight treat. These creamsicles use coconut milk and coconut yogurt with vanilla extract, maple syrup, and raspberries. That’s all you need!
Trying to cut out refined sugar? Looking for vegan desserts? Are you gluten and dairy free? This healthy dessert is perfect for you. Find the full recipe on Choosing Chia.