5 Healthier Dessert Recipes For The Ultimate Guilt-Free Indulgence
Depriving yourself of all sweets cold turkey isn’t the best way to stick to a healthy diet long-term. Declaring a food or food group off-limits will likely make you crave it even more. Luckily, you can make healthier versions of your favorite desserts simply by substituting a few ingredients. Here are five healthier dessert recipes that are nutritious yet satisfying.
1. Bite-Sized Vegan Blueberry Cheesecakes
These bite-sized blueberry cheesecakes are the perfect portable sweet treats for when you’re looking to eat healthy on the go. Blueberries are a low-cal source of filling fiber and they’re packed with nutrients, plus they’re super sweet, so they’re ideal to include in any healthy dessert. These mini mason jar cheesecakes have three yummy layers: a crust, a “cheese” layer and a blueberry topping. The crust is made using almonds and dates. The “cheese” layer doesn’t actually contain any cheese and is instead made using raw cashews, coconut oil, coconut cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract and lemon juice. Get the full recipe from Food Heaven Made Easy.
2. Skinny Brownies
These brownies are so chocolatey and delicious that you won’t even realize that they’re made with 100 percent whole wheat flour and without any butter or processed sugar. They get their sweet taste from healthier ingredients like coconut oil, unsweetened applesauce, semisweet chocolate chunks, vanilla extract
3. Chocolate Chia Mousse
This six-ingredient vegan chocolate chia mousse can be prepared in just 15 minutes before refrigerating. The recipe doesn’t require
4. Chocolate Chip Cookies
These no-flour, healthier chocolate chip cookies are made with four super-simple ingredients: your favorite nut butter, coconut palm sugar, eggs
5. Inverted Apple Pie
This healthier version of your go-to apple pie consists of brown sugar-coated apples topped with a thin layer of puff pastry, sprinkled with a little sugar and cinnamon and baked in the oven for 16 to 18 minutes. The result is sweet apples covered in golden brown puff pastry. Serve them with vanilla ice cream for a decadent, comforting treat. Get the full recipe from A Beautiful Mess.