Even when you make your resolutions for the New Year, you’re sure to want something sweet. We cut back out the unhealthy elements of many desserts (artificial flavorings, empty calories, preservatives, and colorants) to give you treats that you won’t feel quite as guilty about snacking on. These light, low-calorie desserts definitely don’t skimp out on flavor, though! Packed with yummy things like cocoa, fruits and veggies, nuts, coconut, and Eastern Shore Honey, you’ll enjoy these healthy dessert recipes all year long.
Some things to keep in mind when “healthing” it up:
- Try reducing dairy in your desserts (you won’t believe how this improves your complexion!)
- Taking out all fats is not a good idea-your body needs them! Instead, cut out animal-based fats, trans and saturated fats.
- Add lots of fruits to your dessert menu (caramelized pears, anyone?)
- When shopping, avoid sweets high in sugar, fillers, preservatives, and artificial flavors.
These healthy desserts made with honey will do the trick for a happy waistline
For breakfast, try a piece of this Healthy Coffee Cake. We developed this recipe over the summer, and after a few trial-and-error attempts, we came up with something wonderful and delicious. Our recipe calls for a candied nut topping; feel free to leave it out or replace it with a little melted dark chocolate drizzled over the top.
Healthy Coffee Cake
If you’re a chocoholic, you’ll die for these Beetroot Brownies. As strange as they may sound, the ingredients come together surprisingly well-you’ll never know there are beets in here!
These easy, quick, and sweet Honey Grilled Peaches are light and so good for you.
All you need is the fruit, honey, and a little oil to get cooking! You can use your griddle indoors if it’s too chilly outside to fire up the BBQ. This is one healthy dessert recipe you won’t want to miss out on.
I am big on fruit; I put fruit in everything, even our beauty products. That’s what happens when I can’t get enough of all the good that comes from putting it into and onto my body. This Cherry Cobbler is 100% guilt-free!
Try these cookies for a gluten-free and mostly guilt-free after-dinner treat. These cookies are heavenly made with egg whites and coconut. Plus, it’s easy to make these chocolate coconut macaroons with a little cocoa powder.
Coconut Macaroons Recipe
For a portable sweet treat, bake up these Honey Carrot Cake Bars. They are bright and beautiful, and perfectly sized for an on the go snack.
Another healthy sweet we know you’ll like is our Caramelized Pears recipe.
These are just as sweet as the grilled peaches but have the special addition of a deliciously light caramel sauce.
This two-ingredient Fruit Sorbet is packed with vitamins without any artificial colors or flavors. Even if the weather is cold outside, whipping up a batch of this icy goodness may be well worth the effort.
Process Sugar Free Sorbet
Surprise vegan pudding, anyone? Nobody has to know the secret ingredient, well, at least until AFTER it’s all gone.
Raw Chocolate Pudding
While we are on the subject of healthy chocolate desserts, I present this chocolate chia seed pudding. Seriously good and good for you!
If you decide to try making this recipe, share a snapshot with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!