I don’t know about you, but I think every day should end with a little sweet treat. My day just doesn’t feel complete without satisfying my sweet tooth, and although I’d love to have a brownie sundae every day, I know that’s just not ideal for my health. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have dessert! If you’re craving a sweet treat- eat something! Just make it healthy. There’s no reason you should deprive yourself of your favorite desserts, you just have to healthify them. These are 7 healthy alternatives to your favorite desserts:
Frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites
If you’re craving a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup but don’t want to eat candy, try this instead! It will satisfy your candy craving but is way healthier. Plus, they’re super easy to make and last pretty long in the freezer (if you don’t eat them all in one sitting).
Chickpea chocolate chip cookies
Yes, you heard that right- these chocolate chip cookies are made with chickpeas. And they’re absolutely delicious. These cookies taste similar to the real thing, they’re super high in protein and a great healthy alternative for a late-night sweet snack.
Chocolate avocado pudding
The next time you’re craving chocolate pudding, skip the store-bought stuff and make it yourself. And oh yeah, throw some avocado in it. With the cocoa powder, brown sugar, and vanilla extract, you don’t even taste the avocado. It just makes it super creamy.
Banana ice cream
Or nice cream, as it’s often called. This banana ice cream requires only one ingredient (you guessed it, bananas!), but you can add whatever flavors of your choice to bring it up a notch. My personal favorite is adding peanut butter and cacao powder- it’s thick, creamy, and tastes like real ice cream!
Sweet potato brownies
If you ask me, brownies are the superior dessert. And although nothing beats a traditional brownie, these sweet potato brownies are pretty close. They are made with cacao, almond butter, oats, and sweet potato, making it incredibly thick and fudgy!
This easy and healthy banana bread only requires a few ingredients and is a great treat to enjoy as breakfast, a snack, or dessert. You can make it even more decadent by adding chocolate chips or nuts (or both!).
No-bake chewy truffle cookies
These cookies are super easy to make and store in the fridge for a quick snack or dessert. They are made with dates as a sweetener instead of milk and sugar, and you can coat them with coconut flakes, graham crackers, chopped peanuts, or whatever you like!