Don’t lie to yourself: we all want dessert after dinner. You can deny it all you want, but nothing is more satisfying than ice cream or a warm brownie at the end of the day. The sweet tooth just hits harder at night. But denying yourself that sweet treat will only make the craving worse!
Even if you’re trying to lose weight, it’s important to let yourself give in to your cravings once in a while. All you have to do is make those cravings healthy! A dessert after dinner doesn’t have to be super unhealthy and high in calories, you can make something just as satisfying but is actually good for you. So the next time your sweet tooth is hitting hard, try making one of these low-calorie, healthy desserts:
Paleo-friendly and decadently sweet, these brownies are perfect for those who follow a Paleo diet- or for anyone. To make these fudgy brownies Paleo-friendly, you need to swap regular flour out for almond flour and coconut sugar for a healthy sweetener alternative. You won’t even be able to tell these are healthy!
Everybody’s favorite chocolate treat- but healthy. Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and no one should deprive themselves of it. These keto-friendly peanut butter cups are full of healthy fat and require just three ingredients that you might already have in your cabinet: sugar-free chocolate chips, coconut oil, and sugar-free peanut butter.
Take the classic chocolate covered banana to a whole new level by making it into a healthy version of a s’more. These s’mores banana bites are so easy to throw together, store in the fridge, and have on hand for when your sweet tooth hits. All you need is a banana, marshmallow fluff, graham crackers, and bittersweet chocolate chips.
This ice cream doesn’t require dairy or eggs, but it’s still delicious. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to ice cream, banana ice cream truly does the trick. Peanut butter banana is always a great combo, but the best part about this ice cream is how customizable it is. Add cocoa powder, vanilla, strawberries- you name it, it’ll taste great with banana ice cream.