Healthy Dessert Options That Won't Disappoint

By Genevieve Cunningham

Who doesn’t love a nice, sweet, delectable dessert after dinner? There’s something about it that just satisfies the tastebuds, the stomach, and the mind. Unfortunately, there’s also something about it that is a little less satisfying to the waistline. Desserts are meant to be delicious, and because of their quest to be both sweet and savory, they are often packed with sugar and calories. If you’re interested in keeping this part of the meal, but losing the unhealthy aspect, take a look at these deliciously healthy dessert options.

Banana Splits

OK … so this might not be the traditional form of this dessert, but it’s equally delicious. This healthy version uses a banana, Greek yogurt, fresh fruit of your choosing, and just a smidge of cool whip. You’ll layer it as follows: banana, yogurt, cool whip, and fresh fruit. As long as you can get the body and tastebuds to accept the texture difference of the Greek yogurt, this is a seriously low calorie but absolutely delicious way to enjoy a timeless classic without expanding the midsection.

Roasted Cinnamon and Sugar Almonds

This dessert option definitely still has sugar, but the chef gets to control the amount. What’s more, the healthy aspects of the almonds may help to balance out the sweet effect. To make this dish, you’ll simply sprinkle a touch of oil, cinnamon, and sugar on top of plain almonds. Then pop them in the oven at a very low temperature and let them roast. The cinnamon and sugar will glaze on top of the almonds, making a crunchy, sweet, incredibly easy dessert option without too many calories or too much fat.

Honey Baked Peaches

Honey, when used in small doses, can be a great alternative to regular sugar. And for this recipe, you can actually use the fruit of your choice … peaches, pears, or even apples. Cut the fruit in half and lay them flat on a cookie sheet. Drizzle honey over the top, and if you want a little crunch, then add some almond slivers on top of the honey. You’ll then bake this treat in the oven for about 15 minutes. When it comes out, it’s warm, gooey, and wonderfully fresh and sweet. It looks especially fancy as well, so it’s a great healthy option for company.

The truth is that you really can have dessert without ruining everything about your diet. The key is to get creative and open to new ingredients and ideas. Use these delicious options as a starting point, and you’ll be able to have your cake and eat it too.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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