Being on a diet and having a sweet tooth shouldn’t have to be incompatible; turns out, you can have your cake and eat it too. Having to give up an important culinary pleasure like dessert can make you crave sugary treats constantly—making it more likely for you stray from your diet. You don’t need monk-ish devotion to be healthy, because when you eat smart, you eat well.
No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars
Nothing can satisfy midnight cravings more than a nice, cool, no-bake dessert like this Healthy No-Bake Chocolate-Peanut Butter Bars. This recipe uses reduced-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt to get that cheesecake taste and texture without the crazy calories. It also uses the time-tested, homey flavor combinations of peanut butter and chocolate. It might taste like a guilty pleasure, but it’s not.
Grilled Pineapple Sundaes
It’s always the right time for this tropical winter-fusion dessert. This quick recipe utilizes the sweet, tangy taste of pineapple by grilling it, creating a sweet, smoky, caramelized flavor. Pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C, fiber, and an antioxidant called manganese. Top it with ice cream, your choice of toasted coconut, Dulce de leche, or caramel, and you have a healthy, fruity version of a waffle cone.
Just blend it, freeze it, and voila, you have a healthy, delicious popsicle for adults. This recipe uses yogurt, lime juice, and assorted plums—one of the healthiest fruits around. Plums are low in calories, have a low glycemic index (which is crucial for helping prevent diabetes), and are a great source of potassium. Plums have also been found to improve people’s memory and slow the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Talk about a “Super Pop!”
Samoa Apple Slices
Who said you had to give up Girl Scout Cookies to be healthy? This recipe is a healthy twist on the classic cookies by replacing those greasy biscuits with the original superfruit—apples. Spruce up those apple slices by adding a delicious topping of caramel and coconut along with a drizzle of chocolate.
Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake
Pound cake; even the name sounds like a real diet killer. Not to worry—this recipe uses olive oil, eggs, and yogurt instead of the typical, artery clogging ingredients of pound cake. With this recipe, the rich, comforting taste of the pound cake is elevated by the flavor of lemon, giving you a delicious flavor combination without the extra sugar and fat.
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